How Dominos Works
A domino is a small wooden or plastic block that is either blank or bears an arrangement of spots resembling those on a die. It has a line in the middle to divide it visually into two squares, each with an identity-bearing mark and an arrangement of dots. The number of dots on one side, called the “pips,” gives each domino its value; a domino with more pips is said to be heavier than one with fewer pips. A domino’s value is important because it determines how a player must place it in order to advance the chain of dominoes in the game being played.
Each time a domino is placed on the table it must be positioned so that the two matching ends touch fully. Domino chains develop in a snake-like shape due to the whims of the players and limitations of the playing surface.
Hevesh has a process for creating mind-blowing domino setups that starts with considering the theme or purpose of an installation. Then she brainstorms images or words that might be associated with that theme. Using those ideas as guides, Hevesh creates a scaled-down model of the final setup and tests it to make sure all the elements work properly together. Once she’s satisfied that the design works, she begins putting it together.
When Hevesh first sets up a domino layout, she puts down the largest 3-D sections, then adds flat arrangements and finally lines of dominoes that connect them all together. Each section is built on the foundation of previous ones to create a chain reaction that builds up in complexity. The goal is to achieve a domino effect that is both beautiful and entertaining.
Hevesh is always on the lookout for new ways to play domino. She’s especially interested in combining dominoes with other objects, such as water bottles and wine glasses. She also enjoys trying out new games and strategies for building domino chains that are difficult to achieve.
Dominos has a strong commitment to technology. About half of the company’s employees work in software analytics, and it’s been a major factor in its ability to keep coming up with new ways for customers to order pizza. The company’s philosophy is think gol and innovate.
A domino can be used in a variety of different games and activities, and it is popular with children. Some are educational, such as counting the dots on a domino and writing an addition equation. Other domino games are designed to be more social, such as a dominoes variant of the game Concentration.
In computing, a domino is an algorithm that does not use unbounded for loops or for loops that run longer than the switch’s line rate. This is because a switch can only support a limited number of algorithms at its highest possible speed. As a result, programs written in the domino language must be designed to break down into smaller pieces that can be supported by the switch. This limits the kinds of algorithms that can be used on a switch, and some programs will inevitably be rejected.