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"; } } ?> Foam | YEMblog

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    March 9, 2012

    Phish: 07/20/1991 Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

    Chalk Dust Torture, Foam, Squirming Coil, Llama, Oh Kee Pa > Suzy Greenberg, Landlady, Bathtub Gin, My Sweet One, David Bowie, Buried Alive, Reba, Caravan, Dinner And A Movie, Flat Fee, Golgi Apparatus, Stash, TMWSIY > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIY, You Enjoy Myself, Rocky Top, Possum

    January 31, 2012

    Phish: 12/29/1993 Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    Wilson, Sparkle, Foam, Stash, Fluffhead, Run Like An Antelope, Contact, Big Black Furry Creatures From Mars, Walk Away, If I Only Had A Brain, Sweet Adeline, Chalk Dust Torture, Squirming Coil, Nellie Cane

    November 7, 2011

    Phish: 08/16/2011 Foam [VQ: A, AQ: A+, 6-cam]

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    October 24, 2011

    Phish: 06/04/2011 Guyute, Fuck Your Face, Foam [VQ: B-, AQ: C]

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    July 17, 2011

    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

    May 24, 2011

    Watkins Glen: Sierra Nevada’s Foam Confirmed to Return [AtlantaBeerMaster]

    May 20, 2011

    Beers: Sierra Nevada Foam to Make a Comeback? [Beer News]

    May 28, 2010

    Phish: 08/08/1993 First Set Playlist [VQ: B, AQ: B]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=286FCDAD7CC19FD4

    BBFCFM, Foam, Loving Cup, Horse > Silent, PYITE, FEFY, Paul & Silas, I Didn’t Know, David Bowie

    May 5, 2010

    Phish: 03/24/1992 Foam – Eliza [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    October 30, 2009

    Festival 8: Sierra Nevada’s Foam on tap at Festival 8 [Beer News]

    FOAM is a German-style pilsner beer that we are brewing specifically for the Phish Festival. Phish have been longtime fans of Sierra Nevada and after talks with the band, event organizers, and management, we agreed to brew this beer for the festival.

    A lot of us here at the brewery are Phish-heads, including several of our master brewers, and it only seemed natural to team up with a great band and a great California festival. This is a fun way to offer fans a liquid souvenir and to show our support for the music scene.

    October 11, 2009

    Phish: 02/14/1991 Foam [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    July 22, 2009

    Phish: 03/24/1992 Foam, Eliza [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    June 15, 2009

    Phish: 12/29/1993 Foam [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    October 5, 2008

    Phish: 11/14/1995 Foam

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