Plugin Name: Brian's Latest Comments
Plugin URI: http://meidell.dk/archives/category/wordpress/latest-comments/
Description: This shows an overview of the recently active articles and the last people to comment on them. Original idea and code fixes contributed by 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", $old_col = "#cccccc")
function clamp($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.
$ping = "";
$ping = "AND comment_type<>'pingback' AND comment_type<>'trackback'";
$posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT
FROM ($wpdb->comments LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON (comment_post_ID = ID))
WHERE comment_approved = '1'
ORDER BY comment_date DESC;");
$seen = array();
$num = 0;
$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.
$seen[$post->comment_post_ID] = true;
if($num++ > $num_posts)
$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."'
ORDER BY comment_date DESC
$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);
$title = " title=\"Last comment was ".time_since($comment->unixdate)." ago\"";
$title = "";
echo $prefix."".stripslashes($post->post_title). "".$count." \n";
foreach($commenters as $commenter)
$title = " title=\"Posted ".time_since($commenter->unixdate)." ago\"";
$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($i++ > 0)
echo ", ";
if($count > $num_comments)
echo " [...]";
Entire Show | YEMblog
Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, Sample in a Jar, Cars Trucks Buses, The Sloth, Divided Sky, Character Zero, Ginseng Sullivan, Stash, Waste, Possum
Set 2: Wilson, Chalk Dust Torture, Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, Train Song, Maze, Life on Mars?, Simple -> The Horse > Silent in the Morning, David Bowie
Encore: Funky Bitch
 No whistling.
Notes: Ginseng was played for the first time since June 23, 1995 (103 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending.
Set 1: Piper, Foam, Anything But Me, Limb By Limb, Wolfman’s Brother, Poor Heart, Cavern
Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Twist -> Boogie On Reggae Woman -> Ghost -> Free, Divided Sky, Good Times Bad Times
Encore 2: The Squirming Coil
 Guitar and bass duet jam.
Notes: Piper was preceded by Jibboo and On Broadway teases. Free included a guitar and bass duet jam. A lengthy audience ovation followed Free.
Phish: 08/09/2004 Entire Show Hampton, VA [VQ: A-, AQ: A+]
Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Bathtub Gin -> Runaway Jim, Walls of the Cave, Loving Cup
Set 2: All of These Dreams, Limb By Limb, Lifeboy, Crowd Control, Seven Below, Stash -> NICU, Bug, Contact > Character Zero
Encore: David Bowie
 Mary Had a Little Lamb tease.
 Little Drummer Boy jam.
Notes: All of These Dreams was preceded by a Fluffhead tease. After several glowsticks hit Trey’s rig at the end of Seven Below, Trey’s guitar tech, Brian Brown, had to come onstage to do some damage control, prompting Trey to say some word of thanks. Seven Below contained a Mary Had a Little Lamb tease from Trey. Contact culminated in a Little Drummer Boy jam.
Set 1: Harry Hood, Cavern, Birds of a Feather, Ya Mar, Horn, Piper, Anything But Me, Water in the Sky, Down with Disease
Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Weekapaug Groove -> Tweezer Reprise > Frankenstein -> Kung -> Frankenstein, All of These Dreams, The Wedge, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Cities > Maze, Waste
 The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) teases.
 Lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song.
Notes: This gig commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Phish show. In the audience, a section of seats were roped off to make way for a music stand. The music stand held a three-ring binder that contained lyrics from the Phish canon, but it did not play an active role in the performance. Ya Mar contained teases of The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana). At the end of Disease, a video screen descended behind the stage. As the house lights remained down, a 25+ minute video was played featuring retrospective highlights from throughout Phish’s career. Before the second set, Mike brought out a tray of desserts and shared them with fans in front of the stage. Weekapaug was unfinished. Tweezer Reprise included lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song. Appropriately, the post-show house music was the Beatles’ song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (which begins with the lyric, “It was twenty years ago today…”).
Set 1: Harry Hood, Back at the Chicken Shack, Dog Log, Tube, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, First Tube, The Inlaw Josie Wales, You Enjoy Myself
Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple, Weekapaug Groove -> Buffalo Bill > Weekapaug Groove
Encore: Ya Mar, Sleeping Monkey
 Trey on acoustic guitar.
 Do You Feel Like We Do tease.
 Norwegian Wood and Buffalo Bill teases.
Notes: Dog Log was dedicated to Paul Languedoc. Afterwards, the band reprised the song for a few seconds after Trey remarked how much he liked it. Inlaw Josie Wales featured Trey on acoustic guitar. 2001 included Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) teases; Trey also introduced Fishman as ‘Bob Mayonnaise’, likely a reference to Bob Mayo, who played keys on Frampton Comes Alive. Weekapaug included Norwegian Wood and Buffalo Bill teases.
Set 1: Kill Devil Falls, Cavern, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Chalk Dust Torture, Whole Lotta Love, Chalk Dust Torture, Ha Ha Ha, Walk Away, Wolfman’s Brother, Undermind , Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil
Set 2: Tube, Possum, Tweezer, Heartbreaker, Tweezer, Ramble On, Thank You, Tweezer, Stairway To Heaven, Halley’s Comet, Also Sprach Zarathustra, David Bowie, Show of Life, Backwards Down the Numberline, Good Times Bad Times
Phish: 10/29/2010 Entire Show Atlantic City, NJ [VQ: A, AQ: A+]
Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, My Soul, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Sample In a Jar, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Sugar Shack, Timber (Jerry), Bouncing Around the Room, Axilla, Rift, The Moma Dance, Cities, 46 Days
Set 2: Punch You In The Eye, Sand, Carini, Prince Caspian, Corinna, Piper, Theme From the Bottom, Golgi Apparatus, Slave To The Traffic Light, Fluffhead
Phish: 06/28/1995 Entire Show Playlist [VQ: B-, AQ: A-]
Axilla, Foam, Fast Enough For You, Reba, Punch You In The Eye, Stash, Fluffhead, Chalkdust Torture, Sample In A Jar, Poor Heart, Tweezer, Dave’s Energy Guide, Gumbo, Suzy Greenberg, Harry Hood, Sweet Adeline, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Phish: 06/10/2011 MKDevo Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]
Rocky Top, Mike’s Song, I Am Hydrogen, Weekapaug Groove, Stash, Tube, Guyute, Guelah Papyrus, Scent of a Mule, Cavern, The Sloth, The Curtain With, Down With Disease, Free, Possum, Big Black Furry Creatures From Mars, Swept Away, Steep, David Bowie, Julius, Fluffhead, Joy
The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, You Enjoy Myself, Theme From The Bottom, McGrupp, Bathtub Gin, Cities, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt, Down With Disease, Ya Mar, Prince Caspian, Maze, Possum, Cavern, Bold As Love
Tweezer, Taste, Bouncing Around The Room, Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Bouncing Around The Room, Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Limb By Limb, Lawn Boy, Character Zero, Birds of a Feather, Also Sprach Zarathrustra, Brother, Brother (radio edit), Ghost, The Lizards, David Bowie, Harry Hood
Mike’s Song, Old Home Place, Weekapaug Groove, Train Song, Billy Breathes, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Reba, My Soul, Roses Are Free, Uniondale Jam, Piper, Loving Cup, Run Like An Antelope, Carini, Halley’s Comet, Tweezer Reprise
Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance, Foam, Lawn Boy, Character Zero > The Divided Sky, Mountains in the Mist, Waves, Sample in a Jar
Rock and Roll, Wilson > Piper, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wolfman’s Brother -> Boogie On Reggae Woman, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Run Like an Antelope, Carolina
Encore: First Tube > You Enjoy Myself -> Proud Mary
Star Spangled Banner, My Soul, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Sample In a Jar, Light Up or Leave Me Alone, Sugar Shack, Timber, Bouncing, Axilla, Rift, Moma Dance, Cities, 46 Days, Punch You In The Eye, Sand, Carini, Prince Caspian, Corrina, Piper, Theme From The Bottom, Golgi Apparatus, Slave, Fluffhead, Loving Cup,
AC/DC Bag, Maze, Driver, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Gumbo, Bouncing Around the Room > It’s Ice, Timber (Jerry) > Limb By Limb, Cavern, My Friend, My Friend On Your Way Down, Fluffhead, Tomorrow’s Song, The Squirming Coil, I Been Around