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"; } } ?> Fox Theatre | YEMblog

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    June 25, 2009

    Phish: 06/16/2009 While My Guitar Gently Weeps [VQ: B-, AQ: B+]

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    June 24, 2009

    Phish: 06/16/2009 Rift [VQ: B, AQ: C+]

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    June 19, 2009

    Phish: 06/16/2009 Boogie On Reggae Woman [VQ: B+, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 06/16/2009 Schoeps CCM41 St. Louis, MO

    June 18, 2009

    Phish: 06/16/2009 McGrupp [VQ: A-, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 06/16/2009 Kill Devil Falls [VQ: C+, AQ: B-]

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    Phish: 06/16/2009 Reba [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    June 17, 2009

    Reviews: Phish Jams On @ the Fox [STLToday]

    Reviews: 06/16/2009 / Fox Theatre / Phish [JamBase]

    While the show was not “bad” by any stretch of the imagination, I’d still rank it at the bottom of the tour thus far. Some sloppy playing at times and sky-high expectations made this night tough to live up to the hype. However, some bust outs and a MAJESTIC theatre made this an unforgettable Phish experience nonetheless for the lucky few inside. And that’s worth the ticket price alone.

    Fox Theatre: From The Road Photos [Phish.com Flickr]

    Fox Theatre: Setlist and Live Blog [Hidden Track]

    Reviews: A Fox Fantasy [Phish Thoughts]

    Photos: Phish @ The Fox Slideshow [Riverfront Times]

    Phish: 06/16/2009 The National Anthem [VQ: B+, AQ: B-]

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    Photos: 06/16/2009 / Fox Theater / St. Louis [JamBase]

    Fox Theatre: Show Review + Setlist [Riverfront Times]

    It took about three hours for Phish‘s show last night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to reach transcendence. This occurred at the precise moment the quartet started its triptych of songs known as Mike’s Groove — i.e., “Mike’s Song,” “I Am Hydrogen” and “Weekapaug Groove.”

    Phish: 06/16/2009 Slave Jam… [VQ: B-, AQ: C+]

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    Phish: 06/16/2009 LivePhish SBD St. Louis, MO

    Fox Theatre: Setlist, Photos and More [The Wagger]

    June 15, 2009

    Previews: The Lure of Phish [MetroMix St. Louis]

    January 12, 2009

    Preview: Asheville > Bonnaroo > Fox [Phish Thoughts]

    September 22, 2008

    Phish: Weekend Nuggets 9/20/2008 [Phish Thoughts]