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 President 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 (MIT) 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! Then on June 18, 2019,
our grandson Max joined the family!
A Note About Lydia and Max
Several of the pages on this website are dedicated to our grandkids, Lydia and Max. 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 their privacy. There will be a few places where individual pictures of Lydia and/or Max may
appear which you will be able to see, and those are there with the permission of their parents. Sorry for the
What We Do
On August 2, 2013, I retired from Celestica, a global technology services company headquartered in Toronto,
Canada, where I worked at their Rochester, Minnesota, site 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.
On March 31, 2020, after 17 years, Mei-O retired from her Rochester Public School District job in
Student Nutrition Services at
Sunset Terrace Elementary School.
Chris is a software engineer working for
Google in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dana is also a software engineer. She works for Cargurus, also in Cambridge.