Because WordPress is so neato… and version 2.5 now supports widgets on the Dashboard, we now have a lot of plugins that are technically widgets for the Dashboard.
Well, here’s another one of those widgets for you. Recent Comments Extended. It basically shows you the most recent comments, but it’s been blown out in more details so you can actually read those comments in excerpt form, dates posted, and even the trackback pings, if you wish.
Pretty nifty depending on how you have your Dashboard set up.