not being an asshat"? The real question to me is, who is more of an asshat? The developer who intentionally breaks the build to get noticed or the manager who can't be bothered to spend a few minutes keeping up on what their team is doing to discourage such ass-hattery.
Title: She said on my mid-year review that I should strive for additional visibility.
Snarky: I break the build once a week so my manager knows what code I'm working on.