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"; } } ?> Phish – The Biography | YEMblog

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    October 24, 2011

    Book Clubs: Read The F#$%king Book Club – Phish: The Biography [PhanArt]

    January 27, 2010

    The Biography: Something Phishy [Valley Advocate]

    “No marriage could survive the amount of time these guys have spent together,” said Puterbaugh, laughing. “It was clear to me after getting to know them that their very deep bond of friendship is the key to the whole thing. They just like being around each other. Trey has often said that his favorite time with Phish is rehearsing with the other three guys, the joking, story swapping, brainstorming, just the four of them. They have a great chemistry.”

    January 14, 2010

    The Biography: Review of Phish – The Biography by Jesse Jarnow [Indy Week]

    I broke up Phish—according, at least, to the neutrally titled Phish: The Biography, a new book by Parke Puterbaugh.

    The Biography: Interview with Parke Puterbaugh [Indy Week]

    You started the book with four vignettes marking different eras of the band. If you had to add a fifth one from the reunion this year, what do you think that would be?

    Probably the Hampton stand [the band’s three-night comeback run in March] or Festival 8 [their Halloween festival in California]. Just being there at Hampton and seeing them come out and launch into “Fluff’s Travels” and just give an amazing reading of this difficult piece of music, basically throwing down the gauntlet and saying, “We’re back, and look how nimbly we can execute this stuff now.” That was just a great moment. The roar of the crowd, and the band had their families on stage in the wings—it was just a very touching experience. I’d probably go with Hampton, although Festival 8 was another high point. To see them do Exile on Main Street, to be near the front and just watch them kill that record, a double album, making it look easy and having the backup singers and horn section. There are times like that where I look at Phish and just marvel at what they’re capable of.

    December 17, 2009

    The Biography: Phish Subject of New Biography [Burlington Free Press]

    December 15, 2009

    Biography: Gone Phishing? Not Too Late [Metro]

    The band’s 2004 split was partially due to lead guitarist Trey Anastasio’s drug problems. Now that he’s sober, Anastasio envisions a long future ahead of them. Says Puterbaugh: “I talked to Trey back in July, and I basically asked him [about the band’s future], and he said, ‘Right now, I would say that Phish has a long future ahead of them, no end in sight.’ But he also emphasized that in this time of sobriety, he just takes it one day at a time.”

    Biography: Music Department’s Parke Puterbaugh Publishes Biography of Phish [Guilford College]

    November 20, 2009

    Book Reviews: Phish – The Biography [Glide Magazine]

    November 3, 2009

    The Biography: Parke Puterbaugh Glimpses Phish’s Forest [Jambands]

    I know Trey said something at one point to the effect of, “I thought our scene was transparent. I thought our fans knew everything that was going on.” But I don’t think they necessarily did. For heaven’s sake as much as I was talking with them, I had no clue. When I interviewed Jon about Undermind, I remember he told me, “This is just beginning to reach its potential and we’re going to be around for many years to come…”

    September 21, 2009

    Books: Phish Biography Set For Nov. 23 [The Wagger]

    February 27, 2009

    Books: Phish – The Biography Now Available [Relix]