As Side Door sign v3 seemed to have fallen off, I needed to make a new one. With access to a laser cutter, I can make really permanent things now, so I designed this:
Yes, that’s a pointy thing filled with pointy things (all without thumbs, you’ll notice) and labelled with Cooper Black. Irony, much? Fe!
In order to get the sign to hang correctly, I needed to work out the centroid of the pointy outline. thedatachef/inkscape-centroid: Centroids for Inkscape paths and shapes to the rescue! Well, kinda. First off, the installer had a bug that said a Ruby file was a dependency when the plugin was in Python. So I forked the repo, made the change, tested it, and issued a pull request. So yay, working centroid calculations in Inkscape!
Secondly, the plugin only works well for simple shapes, like these:
But compound shapes? Not so well:
I guess it doesn’t like the negative moments generated by the holes, and does its own thing. Oh well.