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"; } } ?> Ghost | YEMblog

    Ghost RSS

    July 24, 2012

    Official Video: Phish 07/06/2012 Sneakin’ Sally Jam > Ghost

    October 25, 2011

    Phish: 06/01/2011 Ghost > Backwards Down The Number Line [VQ: B, AQ: B]

    YouTube Preview Image

    October 9, 2011

    Phish: 07/06/1998 Ghost [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    YouTube Preview Image

    July 17, 2011

    Phish: 07/03/2011 Super Ball IX McNastyShasta Playlist [VQ: B, AQ: A]

    Soul Shakedown Party, AC/DC Bag, The Curtain, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent, Narration, Fly Famous Mockingbird, Destiny Unbound, Big Black Furry Creature From Mars, Wilson, Mound, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, Time Loves a Hero, Reba, David Bowie, Big Balls, Down with Disease, No Quarter, Party Time, Ghost, Gotta Jibboo, Light, Waves, What’s the Use?, Meatstick, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Star Spangled Banner, First Tube

    July 6, 2011

    Phish: 12/31/2010 Ghost [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    YouTube Preview Image

    June 19, 2011

    Phish: 06/17/2011 Jam > Ghost [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    May 11, 2011

    Phish: 11/24/1998 Ghost, Halley’s, Tweezer, Possum [VQ: B, AQ: B]


    May 10, 2011

    Songs: The Ghost of Nuremberg [Dog Gone Blog]

    The next time the song appeared was on 7.3 in Nuremberg. This was the first version that fully opened up, allowing the band to truly explore its musical offerings. Over the course of 30 minutes, you’ll hear the jam transition from a funk-laden groove to a melodic section of delectable psych rock. You can hear the band’s excitement as they stretch out their new tune and toy with various themes throughout.

    April 5, 2011

    Phish: 04/04/1998 ENTIRE SHOW PLAYLIST [VQ: B+, AQ: A]


    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

    March 26, 2011

    Phish: 07/06/1998 Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]


    Buried Alive, AC/DC Bag, Ghost, Cities, Limb By Limb, Train Song, Roggae, Maze, Golgi, Julius, Meat, Piper, Makisupa Policeman, David Bowie, Loving Cup, Possum

    February 17, 2011

    Debates: The Story of Two Ghosts [Online Phish Tour]

    Since its inception in 1997, Ghost has been a jam vehicle. Much like Tweezer, the song has acted like a musical chameleon, its jams taking on whatever color the band happens to be favoring at any given time. In the tune’s early days, that color was the color funk. Virtually every ’97 Ghost is worth hearing for its unique grooves, and the band’s obvious excitement at being able to lay them down. Here, we’ll focus on two of that year’s giants: 7/23 Lakewood and 11/17 Denver.

    January 12, 2011

    NYE Run: Sand, Manteca and The Holy Ghost [Phish Thoughts]

    Phish: 12/31/2010 The Ghost Jam [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    YouTube Preview Image

    November 1, 2010

    Phish: 10/31/2010 …Ghost > Spooky [VQ: B-, AQ: C+, Angle: CK5]

    YouTube Preview Image

    October 11, 2010

    Phish: 10/10/2010 Mike’s > Simple > Ghost > Weekapaug [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]


    September 7, 2010

    Phish: 06/09/2009 Ghost [VQ: A, AQ: A, Angle: CK5]

    YouTube Preview Image

    August 22, 2010

    Phish: 08/16/1998 Ghost [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    July 21, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/1997 Ghost [VQ: B, AQ: B]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    July 6, 2010

    Phish: 07/04/2010 Ghost [VQ: B, AQ: B, CK5]

    YouTube Preview Image

    July 1, 2010

    Phish: 06/27/2010 Ghost > Jumping Jack Flash > Saw It Again [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

    YouTube Preview Image

    June 29, 2010

    Phish: 06/27/2010 Ghost > Jumping Jack Flash [VQ: B+, AQ: B+, Screen]

    YouTube Preview Image

    June 28, 2010

    Phish: 06/27/2010 Ghost -> Jumping Jack Flash [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    May 25, 2010

    Remembrances: “Go-Suto” Japanese Ghost [Phish Thoughts]

    April 23, 2010

    Phish: 12/29/2003 Ghost [VQ: B+, AQ: A-]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    April 21, 2010

    Phish: 12/05/1997 Ghost [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    November 30, 2009

    Phish: 11/28/2009 Ghost Jam > Cool It Down [VQ: C+, AQ: B-]

    YouTube Preview Image

    October 21, 2009

    Downloads: Ghost Stories – An Audio Post [Phish Thoughts]

    September 4, 2009

    Songs: The Ghosts of Summer [Phish Thoughts]

    June 29, 2009

    Phish: 06/20/2009 Ghost [VQ: A, AQ: B+]

    YouTube Preview Image YouTube Preview Image

    June 22, 2009

    Phish: 06/20/2009 Ghost Jam [VQ: B+, AQ: C]

    YouTube Preview Image

    March 24, 2009

    Songs: A Ghost Encounter [Phish Thoughts]