This kind of post is why I am disappointed of G+.
To be more precise the fact that 1) I have no idea why it's even showing up on my G+ page, and 2) please, it's been over a decade compiling even a huge code base took any meaningful time, and overall the post oozes ignorance of present day development dynamics, and to me it did not deserve to be bubbled up to top of my page.
When I go to FB, it's filled with admittedly trivial but interesting tidbits from my friends, relatives, and colleagues - a pic of their kid's birthday party, vacation stories, referrals to articles from people I actually know and (frequently) actually interested in what they find interesting.
When I go to Quora, I get pageful of very interesting questions and thoughtful answers by likes of Yishan Wong, Andreessen, and Dorsey, etc who if not answering from first-person experience on the subject matter, very articulate and researched.
Compared to FB and Quora experience, G+ experience is just... sad. As I mentioned before, I have no idea why this post is even showing up on my page - I have no recollection of subscribing to "Hot on G+", and if any developer on my team says s/he is idling around waiting for uploading or compile to finish (which is different from taking a break - however long - after a long coding session), I am going to fire someone, and if the responsible party is me, I will fire myself.+Larry Page
Please use your product everyday, and have serious talks with your G+ team what's going right, what is not, and how you can improve it. I love Google, and so many of your products and services add so much value to my everyday living and working.
But G+ blows in a major way.
I hear from friends who work for you say G+ is a major endeavor there. Go the extra mile to get it right, or give me a way to opt out without opting out of other Google services I really value.