The Legend of The lightning Eagle

Legend of Lightning EagleI’m a published author, didn’t you know? Apparently in 1991 I wrote some goofy story about an Eagle and they published it into a little bound book.  Just found it in a pile of stuff from my mother.  Kinda funny.  I was 8 so be gentle…

The Legend of the Lightning Eagle
by: Randy A Aldrich
Published in the Marion Elementary Publishing Center 1991

A long time ago, there was an Eagle who lived in a huge nest.  He loved to fly above a big open field.

One day when he was flying he decided to go into town.  When he did, people saw him and tried shooting him.  Then he flew back to the field.

The next week he went back, but during that period he learned to fly very, very fast.

When they tried shooting him, he flew as fast as the wind.

When he went back to his nest during the night, people thought of a name for him.  “It is done then.  His name is Lightning Eagle,” said the counselor.

They told everybody in the town.  The very next day some kids started a club.  It was called the Lightning Eagle Club.

That day he flew into town.  He was very surprised because no one shot at him.  “Why aren’t they shooting?” he thought.

The people in the Town yelled, “We’re not going to shoot you.  We even made a name for you — Lighting Eagle.”

About the author: I am 8 years old.  I like to play baseball during summer vacation.  I like to go for rides on our boat and go to the thousand islands.

It is done then.

Decoding Nested gz base64 code

Whenever I first install any theme, I make my own modifications.  Sometimes  it’s removing extraneous code that I won’t be using, or changing the size of certain sections, or adding in some calls that I do need.  Whenever I do this I always modify the footer to say ‘Modified by Randy Aldrich.’

Recently After modifying the theme to my liking I went to add my own footer only to find the Author had used gz compression and base64 encoding on the footer.  All I found was the following code:

eval(gzinflate(base64_decode(“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”)));

This was obviously an attempt to protect the author’s copyright on the theme.  However; as I heavily modified the original results, I felt the need to protect my own and so I found a solution to decode the footer.

If you run into this same problem, just place the eval code you found into a file called coded.txt.  Then all you need to do is run this decrypt.php PHP script from the same directory and decoded.txt will be created in the same directory and will contain the decoded code.

NOTE: This solution is not mine, it was found on the web at Taree Internet