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"; } } ?> Piper | YEMblog

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    July 10, 2012

    Phish: 07/08/2012 Piper [VQ: A, AQ: A]

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    March 12, 2012

    Phish: 05/21/2000 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    February 8, 2012

    Phish: 07/25/1998 Piper, Wilson, Frankenstein, Tweezer [VQ: B-, AQ: A]

    January 31, 2012

    Phish: 08/11/1997 End of Set I, Set II and Encore [VQ: B, AQ: B+, Screenshot]

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    Horn, Run Like An Antelope, Timber, Piper, Vultures, My Soul, YEM, Character Zero, Squirming Coil

    January 5, 2012

    Phish: 12/30/2011 Piper > Twist [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    January 4, 2012

    Phish: 12/30/2011 Piper [VQ: A-, AQ: A+]

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    December 6, 2011

    Phish: 12/06/1997 Entire Set Two Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

    Tweezer -> Izabella -> Twist -> Piper, Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

    September 6, 2011

    Phish: 09/04/2011 Twist, Piper [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

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    August 10, 2011

    Phish: 08/16/1998 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: A-]

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    June 10, 2011

    Phish: 06/04/2011 Piper [VQ: A-, AQ: A]

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    June 8, 2011

    Phish: 07/25/1998 Piper > Wilson [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    May 13, 2011

    Audio: Live in Utica Split > Have Mercy > Piper > Split > Slave [OKP Blog]

    April 27, 2011

    Phish: 06/25/1997 Piper [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    April 4, 2011

    Phish: 04/03/1998 ENTIRE SHOW PLAYLIST [VQ: B+, AQ: A]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B08C4EBD194762D9

    Mike’s Song, Old Home Place, Weekapaug Groove, Train Song, Billy Breathes, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Reba, My Soul, Roses Are Free, Uniondale Jam, Piper, Loving Cup, Run Like An Antelope, Carini, Halley’s Comet, Tweezer Reprise

    March 26, 2011

    Phish: 07/06/1998 Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=84FB1BA33A338A4D

    Buried Alive, AC/DC Bag, Ghost, Cities, Limb By Limb, Train Song, Roggae, Maze, Golgi, Julius, Meat, Piper, Makisupa Policeman, David Bowie, Loving Cup, Possum

    March 8, 2011

    Phish: 07/19/2003 Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A, Pro-Shot]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=86E0F9212E10DB9D

    Sample In A Jar, Reba, Wilson, Scents & Subtle Sounds, Maze, Driver, NICU, Ya Mar, Rocky Top, Lawn Boy, Julius, Piper, Rock and Roll, Seven Below, Prince Caspian, You Enjoy Myself, Wading In The Velvet Sea

    March 4, 2011

    Phish: 07/31/2003 Partial Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9297AADE7C2E5FD3

    Piper, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Free, Harry Hood

    November 2, 2010

    Phish: 10/29/2010 HarpuaFSB Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=53AB12F6F05E6D42

    Star Spangled Banner, My Soul, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Sample In a Jar, Light Up or Leave Me Alone, Sugar Shack, Timber, Bouncing, Axilla, Rift, Moma Dance, Cities, 46 Days, Punch You In The Eye, Sand, Carini, Prince Caspian, Corrina, Piper, Theme From The Bottom, Golgi Apparatus, Slave, Fluffhead, Loving Cup,

    Phish: 10/29/2010 MKDevo’s Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EB05F95FD20ACF52

    Star Spangled Banner, My Soul, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Sample In a Jar, Light Up or Leave Me Alone, Sugar Shack, Timber, Bouncing, Axilla, Rift, Moma Dance, Cities, 46 Days, Punch You In The Eye, Sand, Carini, Prince Caspian, Corrina, Piper, Theme From The Bottom, Golgi Apparatus

    October 21, 2010

    Phish: 10/20/2010 Have Mercy > Piper [VQ: B+, AQ: B+, Angle: CK5]

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    October 13, 2010

    Phish: 10/11/2010 Piper [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    September 22, 2010

    Phish: 11/22/1997 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    September 3, 2010

    Songs: Telluride Piper – Sound of the Storm [Phish Thoughts]

    September 2, 2010

    Phish: 08/09/2010 Jam > Piper [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Official]

    August 19, 2010

    Phish: 08/16/1998 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    July 26, 2010

    Songs: The Red Red Worm [Dog Gone Blog]

    Throughout the years, many songs have taken the helm as the jam vehicle that defines a particular era. Some have adapted to the band’s ever-evolving musical style, transforming with the band as they grow; while others have become jamless standards. Some remain in the rotation to this day. Others have gone by the wayside. But one song that has remained a constant jam vehicle since its debut is the tale of our friend the red worm, “Piper”.

    February 1, 2010

    Phish: 01/01/2000 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    November 10, 2009

    Phish: 10/30/2009 Piper [VQ: A-, AQ: A]

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    August 31, 2009

    Phish: 01/01/2000 Piper [VQ: C, AQ: B]

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    June 26, 2009

    Phish: 06/25/1997 Piper [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    June 21, 2009

    Phish: 06/18/2009 Piper [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    June 9, 2009

    Phish: 06/05/2009 Piper [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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