« Oatmeal

Teeny update to my website this evening. Rather than showing the exact time a post was created in UTC I’m using a simple time ago function, very slightly modified from this one on css-tricks.

// This takes any unix timestamp and returns how long ago it was
// Easily convert date() to unix timestamp using strtotime()
function ago($time)
$periods = array("second", "minute", "hour", "day", "week", "month", "year", "decade");
$lengths = array("60","60","24","7","4.35","12","10");

$now = time();

$difference = $now - $time;
$tense = "ago";

for($j = 0; $difference >= $lengths[$j] && $j < count($lengths)-1; $j++) {
$difference /= $lengths[$j];

$difference = round($difference);

if($difference != 1) {
$periods[$j].= "s";

return "$difference $periods[$j] ago ";

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