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About Us
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 web site just for fun, using only a simple editor, Photoshop, a digital camera, 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.

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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, currently working for Google in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On June 9, 2012, he married Dana at Purity Spring Resort in eastern New Hampshire.

If you want to e-mail me, I can be reached at: rshabsin at gmail.com


At Chris and Dana's wedding at Purity Spring Resort in eastern New Hampshire on June 9, 2012.

Here's a 3-minute long slideshow of a bunch of pictures which can be seen on the various pages of this website. While most of the pictures in this slideshow are of us and family, there are a lot of pictures of not-us-or-family, too, especially under the "Our Trips" tab. Click here to see a full-size version of this slideshow with captions.