For a moment, I grew tired of saving the world with complex modules like Version Control API. (Which, btw, after a long time, is slowly nearing the completion of the 5.x-2.x branch. But more on that when it's done.) I also can't seem to stick to my "stealth mode" policy of avoiding the Drupal community for even a short time, so I'm like, well... whatever!
Of course, you're asking yourself how I shall ever become a Drupal rockstar if Version Control API 5.x-2.x is not yet done and my super secret diploma thesis project (yeah, that secret!) is still in the beginnings. And of course, the answer to that legitimate question is to pull an Eaton. Like, putting together a few trivial lines of code to produce a module that everyone wants to use, or stuff. So that's what I did! Ok ok, I'm getting to the point already...
"Do you love RSS and comment threads? Do you hate checking a page dozens of times just to see whether new comments have appeared there, or whether there are comments at all? Have you ever envied those Wordpress users with their blogs showing the current number of comments as a dynamically-generated image? You haven't? Dude, you don't know what you're missing out on."
Anyways, there's a nice blog using a (still) nice theme, so on a quick look everything would indicate that the blog is running on Drupal. It's not, however, because no Drupal site has those "Comments: xyz" images appended to their feeds.
Let's change that. For the sake of our feed-gorging users, every Drupal blog needs this functionality. At least that's what I thought, so I proudly introduce a module bringing no innovation at all - a functionality-wise clone of original Wordpress goodness, but for Drupal! Say hello to Comment Count Image, your favorite new syndication-related module. And here's the screenshot, because you asked for it. (You did, didn't you? ...right!)