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"; } } ?> Jams | YEMblog

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    July 19, 2011

    Phish: Four Jams From Summer 2011 [VQ: A-, AQ: A]

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    May 25, 2011

    Jams: The Key to the Best Jams – Patterns and Themes [Online Phish Tour]

    December 9, 2010

    Remembrances: Number 9…Number 9 [Phish Thoughts]

    Remembrances: Jams of December  – 12/9 [Dog Gone Blog]

    December 6, 2010

    December Jams: Most Wonderful Time of the Year [Phish Thoughts]

    November 29, 2010

    Fall Tour Jams: Creativity Cometh [Phish Thoughts]

    October 19, 2010

    Jams: The Magic of Ten Minutes [Phish Thoughts]

    August 26, 2010

    Summer Tour: Leg II’s Best Jams and Highlights [OPT]

    8/7 Suzy Greenberg, Jam – Whenever Trey starts the Suzy jam back up after playing the song, you know you’re in for a treat.  Last time happening with the epic version from Festival 8 and only happening twice before that (1996, 2000), this version was a bit shorter but wasn’t short on fun–while F8’s stopped completely before launching into the jam, this one had Trey strumming out of the end.  When Fish realized what was up he bust back into the jam.  It’s always refreshing when Trey wants to go for it nowadays.

    July 30, 2010

    Lists: 35 Must-Hear Jams For Any Phish Novice [Live Music Blog]

    June 9, 2010

    Jams: Looking Back on ’09 [Dog Gone Blog]

    May 5, 2010

    Lists: Ten Best Phish Jams of 2009 [StateOfMind]

    April 9, 2010

    Lists: Bring Back The Jams [Online Phish Tour]

    March 29, 2010

    Ambient Alarm Clock: Classic Jam Series Pt. 1 [Dog Gone Blog]

    December 9, 2009

    Lists: 3.0 Top Five So Far + Methodology [PhishNet]

    October 20, 2009

    Jams: Expect The Unexpected [Dog Gone Blog]

    “Fluffhead” 7.24.99

    Phish’s classic composition has been played so many times over the years, generally leading to a point of musical release during the concise solo.  However, at Alpine Valley in ‘99 Phish took the song for an extended, melodic journey.  The song leads into its usual solo, resolving the tension that has been accumulating throughout.  However, when Trey hits a wailing high note, the song launches into an unexpected extended jam.

    September 24, 2009

    Remembrances: Jams of Japan [Phish Thoughts]

    October 9, 2008

    Jams: Where Did That Come From? [Phish Thoughts]