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.
Wanna see a real rarity? Click here!
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.