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"; } } ?> The Number Line | YEMblog

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    March 13, 2012

    Stats: Phish Video Portal PhishVids.com By The Numbers [Hidden Track]

    June 28, 2011

    Stats: Number Line – Phish Summer Tour Pt. 1 [Hidden Track]

    18 – Number of shows on tour
    18 – Shows in the Eastern Time Zone
    17 – Different 1st Set openers
    17 – Fewest songs played at a show (5/31, 6/3)
    16 – Different songs that were encored
    15 – Shows played at Great Woods including 6/7
    14 – Different songs that closed set 2

    February 16, 2011

    Trey Anastasio: The Number Line – The Trey Edition [Hidden Track]

    8 – Different Guitarists that have guested with TAB: Derek Trucks (5/25/2002), Will Bernard (5/26/2002), David Hidalgo (5/31/2002), Warren Haynes (5/27/2003 & 8/6/2005), Carlos Santana (5/31/2003), 9/20/2005 (Eric Krasno), 11/3/2005 & 10/13/2006 (Josh Clark), Jerry Harrison (12/3/2005), Scott Murawski (10/21/2008)

    July 9, 2010

    Stats: The Number Line: Phish Summer Tour [Hidden Track]

    30,000 – Capacity of Largest Venue (HersheyPark Stadium)
    8,466 – Number of Days between Fuck Your Face Performances
    6,500 – Capacity of Smallest Venue (nTelos Pavilion)
    1,413 – Number of shows since last Fuck Your Face
    587 – Shows Since The Last Letter To Jimmy Page
    180 – Different Songs Played
    95 – Onetimers

    March 14, 2010

    Stats: The Number Line – Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB Tour [Hidden Track]

    400 – Total Songs Played
    50 – Different Songs Played With Full Band
    30 – Songs Also Performed Live by Phish (First Tube, Sand, Gotta Jibboo, Mozambique, Alaska, Drifting, Mr. Completely, Let Me Lie, Wilson, Backwards Down the Number Line, Bathtub Gin, Brian and Robert, Chalkdust Torture, Magilla, Sample in a Jar, Water in the Sky, Back On The Train, Kill Devil Falls, Sleep Again, Strange Design, Waste, Windora Bug, Beauty of My Dreams, Driver, Farmhouse, Heavy Things, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome, Joy, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, The Inlaw Josie Wales)
    18 – Different Songs Played Solo Acoustic
    18 – Most Songs Played in a Set (2/21/10 Set 1)
    16 – Shows Played
    14 – First Tube Encores

    December 13, 2009

    Fall Tour Statistics: The Number Line – Leftover Phish Stats [Hidden Track]

    4 – Items offered to Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice (Rum, Cigarette, Big Red, Juicy Fruit)
    4 – Antelope Lyric Changes: 12/5 “naked guy”, 12/2 “mike”, 11/29 “prince”, 11/25 “mike”
    3 – Songs off of Exile On Main Street performed that refer to torn clothes (Torn & Frayed, Loving Cup, Shine A Light)
    3 – Fewest letters in a song title Joy, Bug

    December 9, 2009

    Fall Tour Stats: The Number Line – The Covers [Hidden Track]

    Each day this week we’ll share a new installment of our geekiest column, The Number Line, where we analyze the setlists from Phish’s recently completed Fall Tour. On Monday we examined the Fall Tour one-timers and yesterday we looked at the songs played on the tour by studio album. Today, we’ll look at the covers the quartet performed on the 13-show run.

    December 7, 2009

    Fall Tour Stats: The Number Line – One-Timers [Hidden Track]

    Syracuse: 6 (Beauty Of A Broken heart, Drowned, BBFCM, Tube, Theme From The Bottom, GTBT)
    Philly 1: 6 (Bathtub Gin, Camel Walk, The Curtain With, Twenty Years Later, The Mango Song, Simple)
    Philly 2: 7 (Sugar Shack, Sleep Again, Train Song, Birds Of A Feather, Farmhouse, Esther, Oh! Sweet Nuthin’)

    READ ON for the rest of the Fall Tour one-timers list…

    October 1, 2009

    Festival 8: The Number Line – Potential Halloween Albums [Hidden Track]

    2007 – Year Of Most Recent Album: Oracular Specatcular. Runners-Up: Funeral (2004), Elephant (2003), Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

    1979 – Average Year of the 99 Albums

    1977 – Median Year of the 99 Albums

    1971 – Year With The Most Albums (8)

    1965 – Year Of Oldest Album: Rubber Soul. Runner-Up from 1966: Pet Sounds Runners-Up From 1967: The Doors, Are You Experienced?, Forever Changes, The Velvet Underground & Nico

    94:22 – Longest Album: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Runners-Up: The Wall (81:09), Double Nickels On The Dime (81:01), The Basement Tapes (76:41)

    August 20, 2009

    Stats: The Number Line – More Phish Summer Tour Stats [Hidden Track]

    143 – Total Number of Songs Played First Leg
    139 – Total Number of Songs Played 2nd Leg
    38 – Songs Played Leg I But Not Leg 2 (MSO, Nothing, Sand, Scent, CurtisLoew, Connection, TMWSIY, Walk Away, Timber, WhenTheCactus, Wading, ASIHTOS, Bug, Frankenstein, HelloMaBaby, Julius, Lizards, Anthem, Twist, Avenu, Aof1, Bike, Bobby Jean, Brother, Buried, Contact, DogFaced, FEFY, Fire, Frankie, FBitch, GloryDays, IfICould, Lengthwise, McGrupp, Meatstick, Mustang Sally)
    36 – Total Number of Covers Played

    August 19, 2009

    Stats: The Number Line – Phish Summer Tour Stats [Hidden Track]

    16,391 – Days Trey Has Lived as of the SPAC Grind
    1,143 – Shows Between Last Time Mustang Sally Was Played and ‘roo II
    178 – Total Number of Songs Played at least Once on Summer Tour
    60 – Number of Songs Only Played Once on Summer Tour
    31 – Drug Related Arrests at Merriweather Post Pavilion
    27 – Total Shows for Summer Tour 2009