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"; } } ?> Greek2 | YEMblog

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    August 25, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Cities [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    August 22, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Mike’s Song [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    August 16, 2010

    Berkeley: Phish @ Greek Theatre, August 6 [Jambands]

    August 12, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Cities [VQ: A-, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 08/06/2010 …Mike’s > Simple [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, OFFICIAL]

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Tweezer Reprise [VQ: A-, AQ: A-, Angle: CK5]

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    August 10, 2010

    Berkeley: Phish Conquer Berkeley [Antiquiet]

    The highlight of the four song run was Cities – a Talking Heads song that has found its way into the Phish repertoire.  With Anastasio singing the line “home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks” you knew you were witnessing something truly special, as the band could have easily booked two sold out shows at the spacious 22,000 seat Shoreline Amphitheatre across the bay. Instead, they booked the intimate Greek and ended up with the hottest ticket in town for the 2010 Bay Area concert calendar.

    Berkeley: Phish @ the Greek – Night Two [Relix]

    Berkeley: Thoughts on the Final Two Nights [Jambands]

    August 9, 2010

    Berkeley: Greek Theatre Review [Dog Gone Blog]

    Each night, the band seemed to evolve from the night before; and in all three shows Phish displayed a different side of their diverse musical abilities.  Over the course of the three nights in Berekeley, the band continued to develop a new improvisational style that has woven itself through the peak jams of 2010.

    Berkeley: Phish @ the Greek – Night Two Review [Concert Confessions]

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Good Times, Bad Times [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    August 8, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Rock and Roll Jam [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    August 7, 2010

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Weekapaug Groove [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 08/06/2010 Cities Jam [VQ: B-, AQ: B+]

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    Berkeley: Phish @ Greek Theatre Berkeley Night Two – Setlist and Recap [Hidden Track]

    Phish: 08/06/2010 Simple [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 08/06/2010 LivePhish SBD Berkeley, CA

    Berkeley: Night Two – Exploring Out West [Phish Thoughts]

    Phish: 08/06/2010 DAUD Berkeley, CA