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 Thoughts | YEMblog

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    August 27, 2012

    Charlotte: Review – Carolina Completely [Phish Thoughts]

    August 22, 2012

    San Francisco Night 3: Review – A Night For The Ages [Phish Thoughts]

    March 14, 2012

    Editorial: Mr Miner Ponders If Trey Still Has Reverence For Phish [Phish Thoughts]

    March 13, 2012

    Trey: A Night In The Key of Trey [Phish Thoughts]

    March 5, 2012

    Venues: Mr. Miner’s Venue Thoughts – Phish Summer Tour 2012 [Hidden Track]

    With this summer’s Phish dates just announced, the excitement in the fan community has skyrocketed, as everyone has begun to plot and scheme their own summer plans. On the heels of a triumphant year of game-changing music for this era, 2012 is filled with anticipation to see what is next for the band. Will they delve deeper into abstract jamming—a hallmark of 2011—or will they veer off that road? All that remains to be seen, but the one thing we know for sure is where the shows of the first leg will take place. Aside from Bader Field, this tour is comprised of venues that hold a significant amount of Phish lore. But let’s forget about the band for a moment, and take a look at the places where the magic will happen. Below are some tips from personal experience that might enhance your enjoyment at each stop along the way.

    March 1, 2012

    Tour Dates: The Dates Have Dropped [Phish Thoughts]

    February 24, 2012

    Streaming Highlights: Five Favorites From Summer ’95 [Phish Thoughts]

    February 23, 2012

    Streaming Highlights: A Dip Into Fall ’94 [Phish Thoughts]

    February 9, 2012

    Songs: Three Eras of Tube [Phish Thoughts]

    February 7, 2012

    Songs: Twisted Tuesday – Underrated Twists [Phish Thoughts]

    February 2, 2012

    Songs: Three Tweezers of Thursday [Phish Thoughts]

    January 25, 2012

    Lists: Mr. Miner’s Wish List for 2012 [Phish Thoughts]

    January 19, 2012

    2012 Rumors: Doubling Down [Phish Thoughts]

    January 17, 2012

    Year In Review: The All-Star Songs of 2011 [Phish Thoughts]

    January 15, 2012

    2011 In Review: Three of a Kind [Phish Thoughts]

    January 6, 2012

    Lists: The Top 10 Jams of 2011 [Phish Thoughts]

    January 5, 2012

    NYE Run Recap: Some Good Points, Some Bad Points [Phish Thoughts]

    January 4, 2012

    NYE Run Recap: Limited Adventure [Phish Thoughts]

    January 2, 2012

    The Gag: Your Soul Joins Mine [Phish Thoughts]

    January 1, 2012

    Reviews: 12/31 – An Anticlimactic Ending [Phish Thoughts]

    December 31, 2011

    Reviews: 12/30 – Not Much To Offer [Phish Thoughts]

    December 30, 2011

    Reviews: MSG 2 – The House of Energy [Phish Thoughts]

    December 29, 2011

    Reviews: 12/28/2011 – Jumpstarted! [Phish Thoughts]

    December 28, 2011

    MSG Previews: After The Layoff [Phish Thoughts]

    December 19, 2011

    Books: Writer’s Workshop – Mr. Miner (a.k.a. Dave Calarco) [Hidden Track]

    December 13, 2011

    Remembrances: Albany – Twelve-Thirteen [Phish Thoughts]

    December 7, 2011

    Remembrances: The Rebirth of Tube [Phish Thoughts]

    November 30, 2011

    Phish Books: A Book Sneak Peek [Phish Thoughts]

    November 29, 2011

    Orchestral Tour: Trey In Symphony [Phish Thoughts]

    November 14, 2011

    Remembrances: The First Four-Song Set of Fall ’97 [Phish Thoughts]

    November 10, 2011

    Remembrances: MSG Memoirs – The “2001” of 1998 [Phish Thoughts]

    November 9, 2011

    Remembrances: MSG Memoirs – 12/31/1995 Reba [Phish Thoughts]

    November 3, 2011

    Remembrances: MSG Memoirs – 12/29/97 Tube [Phish Thoughts]

    October 25, 2011

    Books: Click “See Inside” to Sample Mr. Miner’s New Book [Phish Thoughts]

    October 17, 2011

    Books: Extra! Extra! Books For Sale! [Phish Thoughts]

    October 11, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: Trey’s New Songs [Phish Thoughts]

    October 6, 2011

    Downloads: All of Miner’s Picks in FLAC and MP3 [Phish Thoughts]

    October 4, 2011

    Jam Vehicles: In The Great Wide Open [Phish Thoughts]

    October 3, 2011

    Burlington: Trey Tour Kicks Off [Phish Thoughts]

    September 30, 2011

    Highlights: Miner’s Picks – Denver Finale [Phish Thoughts]

    September 29, 2011

    Highlights: Miner’s Picks – Summer Leg II [Phish Thoughts]

    September 27, 2011

    Watkins Glen: Miner’s Picks – Super Ball IX [Phish Thoughts]

    September 19, 2011

    Essex: Review – Bonus Phish [Phish Thoughts]

    September 12, 2011

    Remembrances: S is for Scottie [Phish Thoughts]

    September 9, 2011

    Denver: On Cloud 9 in Colorado [Phish Thoughts]

    September 6, 2011

    Denver: Night Three – Segueing Out of Summer [Phish Thoughts]

    Phish slammed the door on their greatest three-night stand of the year last night, again crushing two sets of highlight-ridden music for their Denver audience. In their tour finale, the band unveiled a spectacular final set littered with buttery segues, smoking improv, and the razor-sharp musical marksmanship displayed throughout three glorious nights in the Rocky Mountains.

    September 4, 2011

    Denver: Review – Dreaming In Denver [Phish Thoughts]

    September 3, 2011

    Denver: Review – SSSSSSSSSSSSSS [Phish Thoughts]

    September 2, 2011

    Previews: End of the Road [Phish Thoughts]

    August 31, 2011

    Remembrances: Tahoe Revisited [Phish Thoughts]

    August 30, 2011

    Rock and Roll -> Meatstick -> Boogie On: A Portal To Paradise [Phish Thoughts]

    Everything over the past two-plus years had built up to this. All the stepping stones of ’09 and ’10—all the sublime highlights and borked jams, missed transitions and musical triumphs—had brought us here; to the Gorge on August 5th, a night when everything changed again. Phish hadn’t dropped something like this before. Not in this context. Not with this palate of sound. Not ever. Throw the era qualifications right into the Columbia River Gorge. And when Mike dropped that bass line deep into the night, bringing the beat back from the netherworld, the Earth shook with delight as skulls shattered across the hillside. IT was real. And IT was good.

    In fact, IT was alright.

    August 29, 2011

    The Gorge: Awesome Without Exploration [Phish Thoughts]

    August 24, 2011

    UIC Recap: A Triumphant Trifecta [Phish Thoughts]

    August 22, 2011

    Tour Recaps: Leg Two at a Glance [Phish Thoughts]

    August 18, 2011

    Chicago: UIC3 Review – A Sudden Shift To Songs [Phish Thoughts]

    Following two shows that showcased jams of all shapes and sizes, Phish played an odd tour finale in which they rarely let an improvisational root take hold. Still crafting an engaging opening half of the second set the band carried legitimate momentum, albeit with short jam segments, as they segued smoothly from the show’s improvisational high point—“Piper”— into “Ghost.” But Trey decided to supplant any semblance of a “Ghost” jam with “Makisupa,” a move which wound up diffusing the entire set and sparking an innocuous run of made-far-radio Phish, leaving their leg two finale as the weakest of the Chicago’s three nights—by far.

    August 17, 2011

    Chicago: Review – Riding Out The Ripples [Phish Thoughts]

    August 16, 2011

    Chicago: Review – The Elements of Phish [Phish Thoughts]

    Starting with the sinister swank of “Sand” the band showcased their one-minded playing with a heroic dose of Phish groove. The band took the song far beyond rhythmic gymnastics however, as they moved right past the song’s conclusion into a hard-edged ambiance. Amidst this context Mike and Trey had an eerie, one-on-one conversation that gradually brought the band towards “Light.” And after a small time off from being the band’s central portal into the center of the cosmos, “Light’s” two versions of tour have been exactly that. Taking last night’s piece into the heart of modern Phish experimentation, Mike stood at the center of an intergalactic jam. As the band pushed eclectic and alien boundaries, the wide-open style of play that defined the jam would soon come to define the entire set.

    August 15, 2011

    Tour Recaps: UIC and Where We Are [Phish Thoughts]

    Outside Lands: Review – Festival Phish [Phish Thoughts]

    August 11, 2011

    Lake TahoeReview – Patience Is A Virtue [Phish Thoughts]