What's happened since I last wrote? Quite a lot actually.
I've Joined the web developer team over at ETS 2 MP and been working on a few new features over there mostly touching into uncharted territory for me such as Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Linux Firewalling(being mostly a beastie myseslf, used to PF), and even touching some more familiar things such as .net and PHP (though, a lot of work ahead of us there).
I'll be writing more in the future about some generic experiences that I get from the project around managing Elastic, RabbitMQ, etc.
For those that don't know about this project, to give you a sense of the size, the webserver averages about 4-5Mbit/s a day, when a patch is released we peak 40-50Mbit/s on the main website and we spin up 4 other "CDN" servers to avoid killing the main site. There's also just over 500 000 registered users with ~500-800 registrations a day.
Across 2 game servers(there are 5) we see between 10 and 30 000 unique players online a day.