Hi! We're Rick and Mei-O (pronounced Mayo,
appropriately enough, just like the Mayo Clinic) Shabsin from Rochester, Minnesota
(home of the Mayo Clinic). We maintain this website just for fun, using only a simple editor, Photoshop,
a digital camera (nowadays, usually my Google Pixel phone), and a scanner. It's served off a Mac mini
(sitting flat on the bottom of this
cabinet) in our son Chris' house in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Mei-O and I have have lived in Rochester since January of 1984 when I came here to
work for IBM as a
software engineer. Before that, we lived in Warren, Ohio where,
after I got fired from my job as an air traffic controller by Ronnie Reagan for participating in
the air traffic controllers' strike in August of 1981, I attended school
at Youngstown State
University, earning a B.S. in Mathematics with a Computer Science minor in December,
1983. We have one son, Chris, who lives in the Boston area, having graduated from the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1995. On June 9,
2012, he married Dana at Purity Spring Resort in eastern New Hampshire, and on August 24, 2017,
they brought our amazing little granddaughter, Lydia, into the world!
A Note About Lydia
Several of the pages on this website are dedicated to our granddaughter Lydia. In order to view those pages,
you'll need a username and password which can be obtained either from me (Rick) or Chris or Dana. This, of
course, is to protect her privacy. There will be a few places where individual pictures of Lydia may appear
which you will be able to see, and those are there with the permission of her parents. Sorry for the inconvenience.
What We Do
On August 2, 2013, I retired from Celestica, a global technology services company headquartered in Toronto,
Canada, where I worked as a Software Engineer/Senior Application Developer. After 29 and a half years
of designing and coding manufacturing and engineering-related applications, I plan to remain retired! Since
I've been retired, I've done a bunch of volunteer work, including my favorite project, being the
stage manager for the
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.
Mei-O works in Student Nutrition Services at
Sunset Terrace Elementary School for the
Rochester Public School District.
Chris is a software engineer working for
Google in Cambridge, Massachusetts.