The hacks I am referring to are:
1. Hoctro's Recent Comments/Posts widget.
2. Ramani's Customizable Recent Comments Widget.
3. Hans's Customizable Recent Comments Widget with date and post title (offered in one-click widget install feature).
And this is not it, Stephen from Singpolyma-tech has announced an upgrade for his popular hack - Peek-a-boo comments on main page. All this is really good stuff!
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