A domino is a small flat block used as a gaming object. It has an identifying mark on one side and a blank or identically patterned side. A domino also has an arrangement of dots, called pips, that correspond to the numbers on a die. The pips on a European-style domino are usually inlaid or painted in white, black, or both. The first domino that falls starts a chain reaction, with each subsequent domino pushing up on the ones that came before it. The dominoes continue to fall until they all touch the ground or run out of energy. Domino is a game that can be played on many different surfaces, including tile, glass, or wood. It can be played by two or more players.
A domino has potential energy, which is stored energy based on its position. When standing up, the domino is lifted against gravity, and this is why it has potential energy. When the first domino falls, however, much of this potential energy converts to kinetic energy (energy of motion). Some of this energy is transmitted to the next domino, providing the push it needs to topple. The rest of the energy continues to travel from domino to domino until they all have a chance to fall.
You may have seen videos of someone creating a mind-blowing domino setup. These setups take hours or days to build, and the results are amazing. Lily Hevesh, a 20-year-old who is known as Hevesh5 on YouTube, makes such sets for movies, TV shows, and events. Her videos have more than 2 million views.
Hevesh uses a version of the engineering-design process to create her installations. She starts by considering the theme or purpose of a project. She then brainstorms images or words that might relate to that theme. She then makes a series of tests to make sure each section works properly. Once she has a successful test, Hevesh builds her installation, starting with the largest 3-D sections. She adds flat arrangements after that, and then lines of dominoes connecting all the parts together.
Like a domino construction, a story requires careful planning. Having the right balance of scenes and pacing is crucial. A story needs scenes that advance the hero closer to or farther from a goal, but it also can’t feel overly long. It’s important for the story to have enough momentum that readers want to read more.
Likewise, data science projects need to be well-planned and paced to deliver the best outcomes. Domino’s model management capabilities allow you to centrally execute your models, and the Domino Cloud infrastructure provides isolation, single sign-on, comprehensive role-based access controls, and more to ensure enterprise-grade security. This allows you to speed up your development cycles, scale to meet changing demands, and share your models with internal stakeholders via lightweight self-service web forms or APIs.