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"; } } ?> California | YEMblog

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    August 27, 2012

    Phish: 08/19/2012 Crosseyed and Painless [VQ: A, AQ: A+, LazyLightning55]

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    August 22, 2012

    Phish: 08/17/2012 Tweezer > Twist > Wading In The Velvet Sea [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon w/ Phil Lesh and Friends 08/16/2012 – I Know You Rider [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    Phish: 08/17-19/2012 LazyLightning55 Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+, Angle: CK5]

    Wolfman’s, Walk Away, Ride Captain Ride, Tweezer Reprise, Sand, …Mike’s > Simple, Crowd Control

    Phish: 08/19/2012 Sneakin’ Sally [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    August 19, 2012

    Summer Tour: Phish San Francisco Setlist and The Skinny – Night Three

    August 16, 2012

    Phish: 08/15/2012 Rock and Roll [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    March 11, 2012

    Trey Anastasio: Review – Trey Performs with Los Angeles Philharmonic [Rolling Stone]

    March 5, 2012

    Remembrances: The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano – 08/17/1992 [Back In My Day]

    January 29, 2012

    Trey Anastasio: Oysterhead 10/27/2001 HBO Reverb Footage [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

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    January 25, 2012

    Phish: 10/15/1991 Chalk Dust Torture [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

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    November 29, 2011

    Phish: 09/18/1999 DAUD New Source Chula Vista, CA

    September 29, 2011

    Phish: 11/01/2009 Secret Smile [VQ: A, AQ: A+, Multi-CAM]

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    September 14, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 05/25/2002 New Source DAUD Angel’s Camp, CA

    September 12, 2011

    Video: Phish Back On The Train Hollywood Bowl 8/8/11 Kuroda Cam [Hidden Track]

    September 2, 2011

    Phish: 08/08/2011 Back On The Train [VQ: B, AQ: B, CK5!]

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    August 17, 2011

    Phish: 08/12/2011 Julius [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    August 15, 2011

    Phish: 08/12/2011 LivePhish SBD San Francisco, CA

    Phish: 08/12/2011 Concert Confessions Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A-]

    The Moma Dance, Suzy Greenberg, Life On Mars?, 2001

    Phish: 08/12/2011 Roses Are Free [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    Phish: 08/08/2011 Split Open and Melt Jam [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

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    August 9, 2011

    Phish: 08/08/2011 LivePhish SBD Hollywood, CA

    Phish: 08/08/2011 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Phish: 08/08/2011 DAUD Hollywood, CA

    July 26, 2011

    Page McConnell: Vida Blue 07/13/2002 DAUD New Source (w/ Cactus) Los Angeles, LA

    July 13, 2011

    Phish: Uncirculated – 08/28/92 08/29/92 08/30/92 DAUD Opening For Santana

    April 20, 2011

    Remembrances: Standout Shows – Phil Lesh w/ Trey & Page [ShakedownBlog]

    March 28, 2011

    Reviews: Trey Anastasio @ Music Box – March 4 [Glide Magazine]

    March 26, 2011

    Reviews: Mike Gordon Band – March 6 [Jambands.com]

    March 21, 2011

    Phish: 08/07/2010 First Tube [VQ: B, AQ: A]

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    March 15, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/05/2011 LivePhish SBD Oakland, CA

    March 12, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/04/2011 LivePhish SBD Hollywood, CA

    March 11, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/09/2011 Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=121B29B28401031A

    Idea, Cities, Meat, Mound, Traveled Too Far, La La, Nobody’s Home

    Downloads: Summer Rage Sauce – Ventura ’98 [OPT]

    March 10, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/09/2011 San Diego – Setlist [Phish.net]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/08/2011 DAUD Santa Cruz, CA

    March 9, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/06/2011 Takin’ It To The Streets [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    March 8, 2011

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/06/2011 FOB Arcata, CA

    March 7, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/05/2011 Plasma [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/06/2011 Arcata, CA – SETLIST [Mike-Gordon.com]

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 03/05/2011 Babylon Baby [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

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    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/05/2011 DAUD Oakland, CA

    March 6, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/04/2011 Playlist [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EC2BDD614AFB81E8

    Prince Caspian, Theme From The Bottom, Cavern, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Ocelot, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Clint Eastwood, First Tube

    Trey Anastasio: TAB 03/05/2011 Setlist [Phish.net]

    Trey Anastasio: 03/04/2011 Hilarious Banter > Theme From The Bottom [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    March 4, 2011

    Remasters: Phish 07/31/1997 – Shoreline [Ghetto-Fab Remasters]

    February 4, 2011

    Phish: 08/05/2010 Arrival/Possum [VQ: A-, AQ: A]

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    December 16, 2010

    Phish: 10/07/2000 My Soul [VQ: A, AQ: A+, Screenshot]

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    November 16, 2010

    Phish: 08/29/1992 Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A, PRO]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4C344623B678721C

    Chalk Dust, Rift, Bouncin’, Maze, YEM

    November 9, 2010

    Cactus: 11/07/2010 Makisupa Policeman [VQ: B+, AQ: B-]

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    November 8, 2010

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 11/06/2010 Soul Food Man [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Cactus: Mike Gordon 11/06/2010 DAUD Los Angeles, CA

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 11/06/2010 River Niger [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    November 7, 2010

    Cactus: Mike Gordon Band 11/06/2010 Assorted Videos

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    Dig Further Down [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Suskind Hotel [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Can’t Stand Still [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Sailin’ Shoes [VQ: A, AQ: B-]

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    She Said, She Said [VQ: A, AQ: B]

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    October 18, 2010

    Cactus: Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon 07/03/2005 FOB Quincy, CA

    September 29, 2010

    Phish: 09/18/1999 DAUD New Source Chula Vista, CA

    September 27, 2010

    Mike Gordon: 10/05/2003 DAUD UNCIRCULATED San Francisco, CA

    September 16, 2010

    Phish: 10/15/1991 DAUD New Transfer Arcata, CA

    September 7, 2010

    Phish: 05/27/1994 FOB New Source San Francisco, CA

    September 4, 2010

    Phish: 08/05/2009 DAUD Mountain View, CA