Problems Installing SQL Server 2008

I ran across a breaking error while trying to install SQL Server 2008 on a Windows 7 machine. The rule “Previous releases of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008” failed. Here is the error message that I received. That was odd, because I actually had Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 installed on that machine. So I start…

Using ColorMatrix for Creating Negative Image

.NET provides two classes for image transformations: Matrix, used for geometric transformations, and ColorMatrix, used for color transformations. One of such color transformations is inverting or negating. This means subtracting each color component from 255. Black (0,0,0) becomes White (255, 255, 255), and Green (0, 255, 0) becomes Magenta (255, 0, 255). You can find…