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"; } } ?> Japan | YEMblog

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    September 2, 2011

    Phish: 06/11/2000 DAUD New Source Tokyo, JPN

    May 13, 2011

    Downloads: Summer Rage Sauce – Big Cat 2000 [OPT]

    April 4, 2011

    Merch: Ocean Shirts For Japan – Round Two [JiggsLot]

    March 24, 2011

    LivePhish: Phish For Japan [Phish Thoughts]

    March 23, 2011

    New Live Phish: Phish Releases July 31, 1999 Show For Charity [Hidden Track]

    Phish’s first-ever shows in Japan took place during the Summer of 1999, when the band traveled across the Pacific to perform at the Fuji Rock Festival. A new Live Phish release titled Japan Relief looks at the July 31, 1999 show from Fuji Rock to benefit Peace Winds America with proceeds going to help the disaster relief efforts following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wreaked havoc on Japan.

    March 16, 2011

    Merch: Ocean Shirts For Japan [Jiggs Lot]

    I have had this design for quite some time. I have been tweaking it and changing it for about 2 years, trying to get it the way I like it. Originally I had planned on doing it over the summer (2011) in hopes the song would become more of a staple, but it’s not that well known of a beer brand. Considering what happened in Japan, I thought it would be a good thing to do a run of this design specifically to benefit relief efforts there.

    November 17, 2010

    Phish: Japan Tour 2010 Pro-Shot Compilation Playlist

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAC8C52583D54144

    Heavy Things, Interview, First Tube, Bug, Interview, Prince Caspian, Farmhouse, Interview, Back On The Train, Interview, Character Zero

    October 8, 2010

    Classic Shows: 06/15/2000 Big Cat [Online Phish Tour]

    June 18, 2010

    Phish: 06/11/2000 Character Zero [VQ: A, AQ: A, TV]

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    June 17, 2010

    Phish: 06/16/2000 DSBD Matrix Osaka, JPN

    A tasty matrix of the last show from Phish’s tour of Japan in 2000 sounds fantastic. A worthy add to any fan’s collection. – ScottyB

    June 16, 2010

    Phish: 06/15/2000 DAUD Osaka, JPN

    June 14, 2010

    Remembrances: 10 Years Ago – Phish in Fukuoka [Coventry]

    June 13, 2010

    Remembrances: Today in Phishtory – 06/13/2000 [Coventry]

    Phish: 06/13/2000 SBD/Matrix Nagoya, JPN

    June 11, 2010

    Phish: 06/11/2000 Farmhouse [VQ: A-, AQ: A-, TV]

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    Remembrances: Ten Years Ago – Phish In Japan [Coventry]

    Phish: 06/11/2000 Bug [VQ: A-, AQ: A-, TV]

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    Phish: 06/11/2000 DAUD Hibiya, Japan

    June 10, 2010

    Remembrances: 10 Years Later – Phish in Japan Pt. 3 [Hidden Track]

    The guys in front of me turned around, and began trying to explain frantically in Japanese what the rainbow meant. Bewildered, I motioned my surrender and explained – my Japanese is not nearly that good, you are going to need to slow down. One grabbed my shirt, as if to tell me not to leave: what they had to say was important. They conferred for a moment in an animated huddle, and one looked right at me, as if he had just discovered alchemy or something, and yelled in English, “Trey magic man! He red wizard! He sky owner!” I responded in Japanese with a phrase that seemed to really freak them out: “I can neither confirm nor deny.”

    Remembrances: 10 Years Later – Japan Tour Pt. 2 [Hidden Track]

    Phish took the stage and unleashed a strong first set. Extremely well played, high energy, and exemplary of their many styles and moods, they introduced themselves to the crowd with an iron-clad grip. In response, a friend acknowledged their Axilla opener with a hello of his own: A few rows in front of Trey, he danced with a toy he had purchased on a whim in Shibuya earlier that day swaying high above his head – Captain Pecker the Party Wrecker – a four foot, inflatable penis with the word MEATSTICK written in large marker on its side. I have had a few people ask me along the way if I thought Trey had seen the Captain. Let me be clear: everybody saw Captain Pecker the Party Wrecker, including Brad Sands, who rushed over to tell my friend that yes, they were videotaping the show for Japanese TV, and – while hilarious – there was no room in the video for the Captain, because the cameras “couldn’t see the band.” Brad retired the rubber Captain to the side of the stage, but the Meatstick request had been delivered.

    Phish: 06/10/2000 DAUD Tokyo, Japan

    Phish: 06/11/2000 First Tube [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Remembrances: 10 Years Ago Today in Phishtory [Coventry]

    June 9, 2010

    Remembrances: Ten Years Ago – 6/9/00 Japan [Coventry]

    Remembrances: 10 Years Later – Phish in Japan Pt. 1 [Hidden Track]

    Nestled in the heart of Tokyo, Shibuya personifies Japan’s neon lit glow and lightning-speed pace, and is the heart of its vibrant youth culture. It is literally a place where you are apt to see just about anything on its streets – from magic mushroom vendors to transgendered vampire unicyclists, but even still, I was not possibly ready for what we encountered as we turned up the alley toward one of Tokyo’s hippest small music venues. Moving closer, we saw what you do outside every Phish show in America – fans, scalpers and vendors swarming outside the club, buying and selling wares and tickets, and reuniting with friends. But that is where the similarities ended.

    May 25, 2010

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

    May 21, 2010

    Downloads: The Osaka Disease [Ghetto-Fab Remasters]

    April 27, 2010

    Remembrances: Retro-Review – Hibiya Outdoor Theatre [Phish Thoughts]

    April 21, 2010

    Remembrances: Fukuoka 2000 – A Retro-Review [Phish Thoughts]

    September 24, 2009

    Remembrances: Jams of Japan [Phish Thoughts]

    August 18, 2009

    Phish: 06/11/2000 Farmhouse [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    August 13, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 Brian and Robert [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    August 11, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 The Squirming Coil [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    August 9, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 Fluffhead [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    August 6, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 Prince Caspian [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    August 5, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 Wading In A Velvet Sea [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    May 7, 2009

    Remembrances: The Last Great Tweezer [Phish Thoughts]

    May 5, 2009

    Phish: 07/31/1999 SBD Niigata, JPN

    Phish: 08/01/1999 SBD Niigata, JPN

    May 4, 2009

    Phish: 07/30/1999 SBD Niigata, JPN

    February 10, 2009

    Remembrances: The Jewel of Japan [Phish Thoughts]

    January 4, 2009

    Downloads: Weekend Nuggets – Phish in Japan [Phish Thoughts]

    November 25, 2008

    Phish: 06/15/2000 FOB Osaka, JPN

    September 16, 2008

    Phish: 07/31/1999 Simple

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    Phish: 07/31/1999 Brian and Robert

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    Phish: 07/31/1999 Horn/Vac Duo

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