No need to copy the functions from my-hacks.php to a plugin file, now we have both files ready, for 1.0 and 1.2 users. Lots of fixes on this one, and rewritten functions are now more configurable. Of course the old functions will work, and won’t break what your current templates. But I strongly suggest you have a look at the new functions and play with them. wp–recent–links 1.3 is ready for 1.2’s final release.
We now have permalinks for each and every link, and the RSS 2 feed added in the previous release. More plugins for WP to come soon.