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"; } } ?> Twist | YEMblog

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    August 22, 2012

    Phish: 08/17/2012 Tweezer > Twist > Wading In The Velvet Sea [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    June 23, 2012

    Phish: 06/22/2012 Twist [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Pro-Shot]

    March 13, 2012

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

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    February 7, 2012

    Songs: Twisted Tuesday – Underrated Twists [Phish Thoughts]

    January 5, 2012

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

    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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    September 2, 2011

    Phish: 08/16/2011 Twist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

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    May 4, 2011

    Phish: 07/17/2000 Austin City Limits Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=78D10726B8E0E145

    Beauty of My Dreams, My Soul, Inlaw Josie Wales, Limb By Limb, Circus, Back On The Train, Twist, Possum, Sleep, First Tube, Credits

    April 26, 2011

    Songs: Pronouncing It In Several Ways – Twist [Phish Thoughts]

    Though Phish has many protean songs whose jams reach differing musical realms, few launchpads hold such diverse possibilities as “Twist” every time out. Since the song debuted in Dublin to kick off Summer ’97, “Twist” jams have never held a predestined path, while leading the band into many different musical pastures. Covering all ground, from groove to ambient soundscapes and rock and roll to avant-garde quasi-jazz escapades, “Twist” has always featured dips into the musical unknown. The versatility of the song is clearly illustrated when looking at some of the seminal (and obscure) versions.

    April 4, 2011

    Phish: 04/02/1998 ENTIRE SHOW PLAYLIST [VQ: B+, AQ: A]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EA8FDECCDD9EECB3

    Tube, My Mind’s Got a Mind of It’s Own, The Sloth, NICU, Stash, Horn, Waste, Chalk Dust Torture, Punch You In The Eye, Simple, Frankie Sez, Twist, Sleeping Monkey, Rocky Top, Guyute

    October 12, 2010

    Phish: 10/11/2010 …Twist, Fluffhead… [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    June 15, 2010

    Phish: 06/13/2010 Twist [VQ: A-, AQ: B+, CK5]

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    February 11, 2010

    Phish: 09/30/2000 Twist [VQ: A, AQ: A, PRO]

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    December 4, 2009

    Phish: 12/06/1997 Twist [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    November 24, 2009

    Phish: Austin City Limits Twist [TV]

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    June 24, 2009

    Phish: 06/19/2009 Jam > Twist [VQ: B-, AQ: B]

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    March 13, 2009

    Hampton: Twist > 2001 > Moma [Phish Thoughts]

    January 12, 2009

    Phish: 01/01/2000 Twist

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    December 2, 2008

    Phish: 12/29/2003 Twist

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    November 16, 2008

    Mike and Leo: 10/16/2005 Twist

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