Finding and Removing PowerPC Apps in OS X Lion

If you have upgraded to Mac OS X Lion you now know that your PowerPC applications no longer function.  I had several older unused applications that were PowerPC and really needed to be removed.  An easy way to find out which applications you have on your Mac that are PowerPC is to look at the System Information or System Report.  (Apple>About this Mac>More Info>System Report)

Once opened select Applications from the Software section on the left to list your installed applications.  From here you can sort by kind to find PowerPC applications installed and it even lists their path.  Removal is as simple as dragging to the trash can.

PowerPC Applications


Below is an image showing how the PowerPC application icons appear in OS X Lion.

PowerPC Application Icon


Which ACL Graft Is Right For Me?

After tearing my ACL and meniscus inside my right knee playing basketball, I did a great deal of research and reading online to determine the best course of action for my recovery. I had a very difficult time determining which surgical procedure to select because I couldn’t decide on the graft choice.  It seemed that there was no clear right answer when it came to selecting either the patellar or hamstring graft.  Both grafts have had good results and everyone I talked to firsthand had mainly positive things to report no matter which surgery they decided themselves.  I even met with two separate surgeons from two separate hospitals not to mention talking to anyone and everyone that I knew had their ACL reconstructed.  It really wasn’t until my Dad gave me the advice of choosing the procedure that gave me the most peace.  I decided finally to have the hamstring ACL reconstruction performed by Dr. Miller with Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield.

Well, here it is, my collection of links, information and videos that I found helpful in deciding which graft to use and hopefully it helps someone else going through this.  One site that I found really helpful was  The site is merely a bunch of people’s accounts and decisions regarding their individual ACL reconstruction surgeries, plus their are some painful to watch clips of professional athletes tearing their ACL.  For some sick reason watching those made me feel better.  Don’t judge me!




  • Is my ACL completely torn?
  • Are there meniscus tears?
  • Which graft choice do you prefer?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of each graft choice?
  • Do you specialize in sport related surgeries?
  • What risks are there with surgery?
  • How frequently do you perform ACL reconstructions?
  • Do I need to supply a brace after the surgery?
  • Do I need to supply crutches for after the surgery?
  • How long do I need to wear a brace?
  • How long will I need to use crutches?
  • When do I start my rehabilitation?
  • How long will I need rehabilitation?
  • Should I do exercises at home prior to my surgery?
  • When can I return to work?
  • When can I drive by myself?
  • When will I be released to resume my regular sporting activities?


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Hamstring Tendons Used in ACL Reconstruction

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TV Commercials That Inspire???

Is it possible to be inspired by watching a TV commercial?  I remember recently seeing a particular Levi’s Jean commercial that left me feeling inspired but it wasn’t until I saw it for the second time where I actually was able to catch the name of the man behind it all, John Fetterman.  Fetterman is the mayor of Braddock, PA the poorest City in Pennsylvania and whose population at its peak was near 20,000 but now only roughly 1/10 of that.  In the ad he mentions that 90 percent of the town is in the “landfill” and the footage shows the community behind him working together to “reinvent” their town.

Levi’s – Ready to Work ads:

Fetterman has drawn some serious attention for his efforts and was a guest on The Colbert Report.  Levi’s has even helped Braddock resurrect an old Presbyterian church for use as the Braddock community center as well as some other community projects.  With most of the town abandoned you could imagine some of the problems Fetterman and the community are facing.  I myself have often wondered how an individual could make a difference in breathing new life into cities on the decline but now I have an example of someone who is doing it.

So can a TV commercial inspire us??? It did me and John Fetterman and the Braddock community sure left an impression on me through the help of a Levi’s TV ad.

Meet Mayor John Fetterman:

To learn more about Braddock and Mayor Fetterman check out some of the links listed below:

Neat Fact:

Andrew Carnegie opened his first steel mill in Braddock, PA during the mid 1870s.

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Branson Area Relay for Life

Adriane basically forced me to go with her Friday night to the Relay for Life event in Branson.  I knew that the events are a wonderful place for people dealing with cancer but I just wasn’t feeling it.  I was so glad she twisted my arm to go with her.

She was there to support a friend from work who was guest speaking about her son’s battle with cancer.  We ended up working around the track with a group of people.  Kicking off the relay was the group of cancer survivors all wearing their purple shirts.  Once they completed a lap family and friends were encouraged to join them walking.  It was something special to see families join their loved ones who are fighting cancer or who have beaten it.  I was moved.  Before dark while walking the track we looked at all the names on the illuminaries.  There were so many that they filled the outside perimeter of this track.  When we got to the S section we noticed one with my mother’s name on it, Francie Stauffer.  I wondered who had purchased one for her.  Later we thought we might find out while to sun went down and the people went to light the candles.  We did find out that some friends had both bought an illuminary for my mother.  That really moved me in a way that is hard for me to communicate.  It was truly special!  To the sound of amazing grace on the bagpipes the torch was bought around the track and people became to light their candles in memory/honor of their loved ones I thought what a great thing this Relay for Life is.  It brings about a whole multitude of emotions for me.  I thought how healthy it is to honor and remember the ones we’ve lost and also how great it is to encourage and bring hope to those struggling with a disease such as cancer.  It was amazing to see all those lighted paper bags in the silence of night.


Francie Stauffer Illuminaries

Francie Stauffer Illuminaries