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Jonathan Pulley’s Mac and iPhone Setup

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Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Jonathan Pulley, and I am a Senior Consultant for a software company specializing in data analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence. I also dabble in photography and gaming.

What is your current setup?

Jonathan Pulley's desk from the front

I currently use a 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.8GHz i7, 16GB RAM, and running Catalina.

Jonathan Pulley's desk from the side

Where can we find your macOS wallpaper?

My wallpaper is from ArtStation.

What software do you use and for what do you use it?

  • Microsoft Office Suite: Everyday tasks for work and email
  • Slack: core communication application for both work and some personal use
  • Caprine: Facebook Messenger (to aviod going to the website in order to chat)
  • Messages: What is the world without text messages?
  • Google Chrome: preferred browser currently. Most used tool day in and day out as a ton of what I do is web-based
  • VMware Fusion: I run multiple virtual machines for both work and personal use
  • Sublime Text: Simply the best editor
  • iTerm 2: ssh, running scripts, command line, life
  • DBeaver: cross platform multi database tool
  • Docker: application containers and dev/test
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic: Photography editing and management
  • Adobe Photoshop CC: Photo editing and other graphic design
  • Plex: Music, movies, and TV shows on my local network

There are more, but these are the core apps I use on a daily basis.

How would your ideal setup look and function?

I just re-did my desk setup with a new monitor, lamp, etc. in order to get back to a minimalistic desk that I love and function best with. I don’t think I would change anything at this time.


What iPhone do you have?

Jonathan Pulley's iPhone X

I currently use an iPhone X 256GB in Space Gray.

Where can we find your wallpaper online?

My lock screen and wallpaper are both from DeviantArt. I can’t remember exactly where I got them because I found them both years ago.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

My phone is more of my photography, social, and outdoor device than anything else. I don’t generally spend a ton of time on it, but do use it every day.

Which app could you not live without?

This one is hard, but it’s a toss up between Slack and YouTube.

Slack because it allows me to be flexible with being at my desk to talk with co-workers, but YouTube because there is an infinite amount of knowledge availiable and I probably spend way too much time watching content there.


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