Installed a graphite thermal pad for a R7 2700X and Wraith Prism cooler. Thermals are decent, if not slightly better than the ICD7 paste I was using. Overall, not having to worry about buying and replacing thermal paste and curing periods is fantastic!
Updated the OpenWRT firmware on my router, and looked into blocking Google DNS since my Roku devices are hard-coded to use it. Did it, and now my TV uses my router's DNS (NextDNS), which has some nice blocklists applied to it. Nice to see a blank ad-spot on my Roku home screen now.
Or so I thought :p I did receive the financial aid, but due to me not reading the conditions correctly, it was for a course I already completed... Looks like I'll have to re-apply for the correct course.
Got a knock-off 85w MagSafe charger recently, but it didn't work.
After a bit of research, it turns out you can use the MagSafe end on any DC output seemingly up to or around 20V. I found an old Acer gaming laptop charger I had (19V), chopped its barrel connector of, put the MagSafe wire on it, and it works nicely! Registers 85w under macOS, and seemingly handles ok under load.