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"; } } ?> Shoreline | YEMblog

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    March 4, 2011

    Remasters: Phish 07/31/1997 – Shoreline [Ghetto-Fab Remasters]

    December 16, 2010

    Phish: 10/07/2000 My Soul [VQ: A, AQ: A+, Screenshot]

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    November 16, 2010

    Phish: 08/29/1992 Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A, PRO]

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    Chalk Dust, Rift, Bouncin’, Maze, YEM

    July 11, 2010

    Phish: 09/17/1999 DAUD UNCIRCULATED Mountain View, CA

    October 7, 2009

    Remembrances: The Beginning of the End Pt. II [Phish Thoughts]

    October 6, 2009

    Remembrances: The Beginning of the End [Phish Thoughts]

    August 18, 2009

    Phish: 08/05/2009 David Bowie [VQ: A-, AQ: B-]

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    August 11, 2009

    Drug Arrests: Police Arrest Four at Phish Show [Mountain View Voice]

    August 7, 2009

    Phish: Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ [VQ: A-, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 08/05/2009 …Bowie Jam… [VQ: A-, AQ: B]

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    Phish: 08/05/2009 Bold As Love [VQ: C+, AQ: B+]

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    Phish: 08/05/2009 Ya Mar [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    Phish: 08/05/2009 Neumann KM140s Mountain View, CA

    Phish: 08/05/2009 Chalkdust Torture [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    Drug Arrests: Police Net Four Arrests at Shoreline [Mercury News]

    Reviews: Phish 3.0 Lands at Shoreline [NBC Bay Area]

    Phish: 08/05/2009 Mike’s Song > Simple [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    Reviews: Phish @ Shoreline – Kayceman/Dennis Cook [JamBase]

    “Time Turns Elastic” – Time turns boring. Like many of their new ones, there’s a really strong jam at the end, but the set-up is too formulaic, almost like they are covering themselves in a way. Put it back in the oven, I bet it bakes into something nice, but it’s not ready yet.

    Phish: 08/05/2009 Cities > Maze [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    Phish: 08/05/2009 Oh Sweet Nuthin’ [VQ: B-, AQ: B-]

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    August 6, 2009

    Reviews: Phish @ Shoreline [The Examiner]

    Reviews: Phish Live at Shoreline [Mercury News]

    Phish nicely illustrated its versatility during the first set. It started in the land of prog-rock with “Golgi Apparatus,” which included an amazing array of breakneck musical changes executed with pinpoint accuracy, and over the next 80 minutes the group would hit on ‘50s-style vocal doo-wop (“Halley’s Comet”), full-throttle rock (“Chalk Dust Torture”) and Pink Floyd-inspired psychedlia (“The Divided Sky”), among many other sounds.

    Phish: 08/05/2009 FOB Mountain View, CA

    Reviews: Shoreline Surprise [Phish Thoughts]

    Phish: 08/05/2009 David Bowie [VQ: B, AQ: C+]

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    June 26, 2009

    Phish: 07/19/1998 FOB Mountain View, CA

    May 11, 2009

    Phish: 09/16/1999 DAUD Mountain View, CA

    April 17, 2009

    Phish: 07/19/1998 DAUD UNCIRCULATED Mountain View, CA

    March 16, 2009

    Tour Dates: Phish Returns to Shoreline [Hidden Track]

    February 27, 2009

    Phish: 10/18/1998 FOB Mountain View, CA

    February 19, 2009

    Phish: 10/06/2000 DAUD Mountain View, CA

    January 31, 2009

    Phish: 07/19/1998 FOB Mountain View, CA

    October 31, 2008

    Phish: 10/06/2000 DAUD Mountain View, CA

    October 19, 2008

    Phish: 10/18/1998 FOB Mountain View, CA

    October 17, 2008

    Phish: 10/17/1998 FOB Mountain View, CA

    October 15, 2008

    Phish: 09/17/1999 DAUD Mountain View, CA

    October 7, 2008

    Remembrances: Phish – 8 Years Ago Today [Musical Stew Daily]

    October 6, 2008

    Remembrances: Shoreline 2003 [So It Goes]

    September 30, 2008

    Phish: 09/30/1995 Runaway Jim Jam

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    Phish: 09/30/1995 If I Could

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    Phish: 09/30/1995 Weekapaug Groove

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    September 16, 2008

    Phish: 09/16/1999 DAUD Shoreline Amphitheater