Michael Heilemann.
If you have Dunstan's Time Since installed, this plugin uses it for the title="" attributes on the comments and posts. (For WordPress 1.5) Author: Brian Meidell Author URI: http://meidell.dk/ Version 1.5: Now works without LOCK TABLE and CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE priviledges. Version 1.5.1: Can't remember what I did here Version 1.5.2: Fixed count select statement to not include spammy comments Version 1.5.3: Properly excludes track- and pingbacks Version 1.5.4: Excludes posts that are not published, even if they have comments Version 1.5.5: Fade old comments, fixed bug that wreaked havoc with Time Since Version 1.5.6: Bugfix from Jonas Rabbe (http://www.jonas.rabbe.com/) pertaining to timesince Version 1.5.7: Bugfix so old colors can be darker than new colors (stupid oversight), thanks to http://spiri.dk for spotting it. Bugfix where single digit hex would cause invalid colors, thanks to http://www.wereldkeuken.be/ for the fix. Version 1.5.8: Updated to work with WordPress 2.1 alpha by M. Heilemann. */ function blc_latest_comments($num_posts = 5, $num_comments = 6, $hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks = true, $prefix = "
  • ", $postfix = "
  • ", $fade_old = true, $range_in_days = 10, $new_col = "#444444", $old_col = "#cccccc") { global $wpdb; function clamp($min, $max, $val) { return max($min,min($max,$val)); } $usetimesince = function_exists('time_since'); // Work nicely with Dunstan's Time Since plugin (adapted by Michael Heilemann) // This is compensating for the lack of subqueries in mysql 3.x // The approach used in previous versions needed the user to // have database lock and create tmp table priviledges. // This uses more queries and manual DISTINCT code, but it works with just select privs. if(!$hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks) $ping = ""; else $ping = "AND comment_type<>'pingback' AND comment_type<>'trackback'"; $posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT comment_post_ID, post_title FROM ($wpdb->comments LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON (comment_post_ID = ID)) WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND $wpdb->posts.post_status='publish' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC;"); $seen = array(); $num = 0; if($fade_old) { $max_time = $range_in_days * 24 * 60 * 60 ; $r_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 1, 2)); $r_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 1, 2)); //$r_min = min($min, $max); //$r_max = max($min, $max); $r_range = ($r_old-$r_new); $g_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 3, 2)); $g_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 3, 2)); //$g_min = min($min, $max); //$g_max = max($min, $max); $g_range = ($g_old-$g_new); $b_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 5, 2)); $b_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 5, 2)); //$b_min = min($min, $max); //$b_max = max($min, $max); $b_range = ($b_old-$b_new); } // print "ranges: $r_range, $g_range, $b_range
    "; // print "r: ".(0.5*$r_range+$r_new)."
    "; foreach($posts as $post) { // The following 5 lines is a manual DISTINCT and LIMIT, // since mysql 3.x doesn't allow you to control which way a DISTINCT // select merges multiple entries. if(array_key_exists($post->comment_post_ID, $seen)) continue; $seen[$post->comment_post_ID] = true; if($num++ > $num_posts) break; $commenters = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT *, UNIX_TIMESTAMP(comment_date) AS unixdate FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND comment_post_ID = '".$post->comment_post_ID."' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT $num_comments;"); $count = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(comment_ID) AS c FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_post_ID = $post->comment_post_ID AND comment_approved = '1' ".$ping); $i = 0; $link = get_permalink($post->comment_post_ID); if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Last comment was ".time_since($comment->unixdate)." ago\""; else $title = ""; echo $prefix."".stripslashes($post->post_title). "  ".$count."
    \n"; foreach($commenters as $commenter) { if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Posted ".time_since($commenter->unixdate)." ago\""; if($fade_old) { $diff = time() - $commenter->unixdate; $r = round($diff/$max_time*($r_range))+$r_new; $r = clamp(min($r_new, $r_old), max($r_new, $r_old), $r); $g = round($diff/$max_time*($g_range))+$g_new; $g = clamp(min($g_new, $g_old), max($g_new, $g_old), $g); $b = round($diff/$max_time*($b_range))+$b_new; $b = clamp(min($b_new, $b_old), max($b_new, $b_old), $b); $r_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $g_hex = str_pad(dechex($g), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $b_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $colstr = " style=\"color: #".$r_hex.$g_hex.$b_hex.";\""; } if($i++ > 0) echo ", "; echo "comment_ID."\"$title>".stripslashes($commenter->comment_author).""; } if($count > $num_comments) echo " [...]"; echo "".$postfix."\n"; } } ?> Cactus | YEMblog

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    August 17, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Guests With Phil and His Friends at Terrapin Crossroads

    August 6, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon and More Paid Tribute To Jerry Garcia via Webcast

    March 25, 2012

    Cactus: Keller Williams Welcomes Mike Gordon at Higher Ground [Hidden Track]

    March 24, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 03/16/2012 DAUD Amsterdam, NET

    Cactus: Amsterdam – Jam In The Dam – Day 1 – Photos & Review [Bouncing Around Euroom]

    March 23, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon at Jam In The Dam DAUD Torrents 03/14/2012 and 03/15/2012

    March 20, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 03/18/2012 Cities, Dig Further Down [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    March 19, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 03/18/2012 Meat, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    March 16, 2012

    Cactus: Jam In The Dam 2012 – Day Two Diary, Setlists and Photos [Hidden Track]

    January 15, 2012

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Announces London Show [Mike-Gordon.com]

    January 7, 2012

    Cactus: 01/06/2012 The Apollo Project – Deep Blue Day [VQ: D, AQ: B]

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    Podcasts: Mike Gordon & Apollo Project Live [WNYC]

    Cactus: Setlists – Mike Gordon w/ Apollo Project [Phish.net]

    December 17, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/11/2011 DAUD Albany, NY

    December 13, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/11/2011 Don’t Do It [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/11/2011 Playlist [VQ: Varies From B+ – C-, AQ: B]

    Set 1: Horizon Line, Only A Dream, I’m Deranged > The Way It Goes, Just A Rose > Voices, River Niger, Don’t Do It > Horizon Line

    Set 2: Funky Bitch, Sugar Shack, Hand In My Pocket, Dig Further Down, Crumblin’ Bones, Skin It Back, Hap-Nappy, Won’t Get Fooled Again

    Encore: Suzy Greenberg w/ Dude of Life

    December 12, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/10/2011 Dig Further Down [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon Finally Brings In The Dude in Albany [Hidden Track]

    December 11, 2011

    Reviews: Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Mesmerizes Crowd at Solo Show [MassLive]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/10/2011 Jones > Down to the Nightclub [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/10/2011 Sailin’ Shoes [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon @ Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA Setlist and Recap [HT]

    December 10, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/09/2011 Cities [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/09/2011 The Void [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/09/2011 I Sure Miss My Mind [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/09/2011 DAUD Pawtucket, RI

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 12/09/2011 Clone [VQ: B-, AQ: B+]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon @ The Met in Pawtucket – Setlist & Recap [Hidden Track]

    December 7, 2011

    Interviews: Catching Up with Mike Gordon – Pt. 2 [Hidden Track]

    Brian Bavosa: Your band played two shows in November, how did it go?

    Mike Gordon:  It was a whirlwind of activity getting ready and hitting the road for our first weekend in six months. There was a certain smoothness of intention which felt great in the first set – like instead of the music playing itself, our souls played themselves, or at least mine did. That may sound strange but that’s how it felt. There was a relaxedness and a tightness despite it being fresh, and it was also great to have a few new songs, including an epic cover and a new original, Sideways. That one in particular felt smooooth – it’s almost reggaeish, and yet dimented enough such that I don’t know what it is… A simple, haunting little ditty about the world on its side. Or something… Very cool to rehearse something and try so many subtle variations of groove and approach – tight vs. loose, repeating vs. improvised – and then remembering that it’s only on stage that the final element walks in the door – the magic.

    November 15, 2011

    Cactus: Review – Mike Gordon Band @ Portsmouth Music Hall [Hidden Track]

    After an initial run through the song, the improv that developed quickened with a pace and fury that left my jaw on the floor. While I shudder to think that I can’t make it out of my first comments without making a comparison to Phish, this jam found a space that harkens back to truly great You Enjoy Myself jams. At one point Mike even settled into a groove that some might argue was a direct nod to Phish classic. Sonic vibrations blasting the bodies in the front rows, it was hard to NOT be blown away.

    Audio: Listen To This – Mike Gordon Debuts Sideways [Hidden Track]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 Funky Bitch, Won’t Get Fooled Again [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 DAUD Lebanon, NH

    Cactus: Photos – Mike Gordon in Portsmouth [Travels and Bacon]

    November 14, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 Meat [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/13/2011 Setlist Lebanon, NH [Mike-Gordon.com]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/12/2011 Won’t Get Fooled Again [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

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    November 13, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/12/2011 Setlist Portsmouth, NH [Mike-Gordon.com]

    November 10, 2011

    Interviews: Iconic Band’s Lead Singer & Bassist Goes on Solo Journey [NewHampshire.com]

    Gordon had this to say about the iconic status and loyal fan following Phish has garnered over the years: “Well, it’s a dangerous situation for artists to be put on a pedestal because then you don’t know how to live up to that,” Gordon said.

    November 7, 2011

    Cactus: Free Download – Gordon, Murawski, Isler, Cleary, Myers Asheville  ’11 [LivePhish]

    October 22, 2011

    Cactus: Marco GRABs Mike Gordon For Burlington Guest Spot (VIDEO) [Hidden Track]

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon has been making the most of his time off from touring by sitting in with jam stalwarts the Spin DoctorsJackie Greene and now old pal Marco Benevento within the past few weeks in his hometown of Burlington. Marco, along with bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Andy Borger, is smack dab in the middle of a four-week residency at Burlington’s Radio Bean coffeehouse and invited Cactus out for the start of the second set. Gordon replaced Dreiwitz for a jazzy version of Green Onions (Booker T. and the MGs) and Benevento’s intense cover of Deerhoof’s Twin Killers that included teases of Rhapsody In Blue and Bathtub Gin.

    Cactus: Mike Gordon w/ Marco Benevento Trio 10/21/2011 Green Onions, Twin Killers [VQ: A-, AQ: B]

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    October 18, 2011

    Cactus: Video – Mike Gordon Sits In with Jackie Greene For Sugaree [Hidden Track]

    October 17, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Sat In With The Spin Doctors [Hidden Track]

    October 3, 2011

    Interviews: Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Talks About Another Side of In [New England Post]

    September 29, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band Tour Dates – Five Fall Shows [Hidden Track]

    September 20, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Sits In w/ George Porter Jr. [Live Music Blog]

    September 14, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Sits In With Warren Haynes Band [Hidden Track]

    On the eve of Phish’s first performance in Vermont since Coventry, bassist Mike Gordon stopped by Higher Ground in South Burlington to sit in with the Warren Haynes Band. Mike played a four-string fender bass for covers of On Your Way Down by Allen Toussaint and Little Milton’s That’s What Love Will Make You Do. Both tunes may be better known to jam fans for the Little Feat and Jerry Garcia Band versions respectively.

    Cactus: Mike Gordon w/ Warren Haynes Band 09/13/2011 On Your Way Down [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon w/ Warren Haynes Band 09/13/2011 That’s What Love… [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    August 26, 2011

    Cactus: Local Museum To Host Art Exhibit By Phish Bassist [Boston Globe]

    May 25, 2011

    Clarkston: Sing Happy Birthday to Mike Gordon [Facebook Event]

    As many of you know, the show on June 3rd in Clarkston, Michigan is on Cactus’s birthday, the first show to fall on that date since the 80’s. It is our duty as fans to wish everyone’s favorite funkmaster happy birthday. I will be handing out flyers at the show, and will also upload the template here for anyone else who wishes to help. The plan is to sing it before the first set when the band walks out on stage. I hope to sneak in an airhorn to signal when, but if that gets confiscated, the singing should begin after the initial round of cheering when the band walks out, but before they start to play. This should set a great tone for the rest of the show.

    April 21, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band w/ Oteil Burbridge 04/16/2011 Walls of Time [VQ: B+, AQ: B]

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    April 20, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band w/ Oteil Burbridge 04/16/2011 – Walls of Time [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    April 19, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 04/16/2011 Babylon Baby [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    April 18, 2011

    Cactus: 04/16/2011 Mike Gordon Band @ Wanee Setlist [Phish.net]

    Cactus: Oteil Burbridge Sits In With Mike Gordon Band [Jambands.com]

    March 30, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/22/2011 Middle of the Road [VQ: A-, AQ: A]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/23/2011 FOB New York, NY

    Cactus: Ambient Alarm Clock – Mike Monday [Dog Gone Blog]