I was copying (or "time-shifting") The Beatles' Help! that I had borrowed from the library, and it had a huge scratch on it that prevented tracks 4 & 5 from being cleanly copied (they would be copied over with lots of strange noise in them). I knew that there was one application I had used back in the day that had been able to copy another disc that had a big scratch in it. So I got open my archive (I'm using DiskTracker, btw) and looked around, and found what I was searching for: Track Thief, and old pre-OS X app by Bo Lindbergh. Ah, nostalgia... back in the day, this little thing was one of my favourite applications. With this little thing you had the ability to set the speed that the drive used to copy to HD. Not necessary for brand new CDs, but a good tool to have for when the shit hit the fan.
So, loaded Track Thief into my old iMac running OS 9 and popped in the CD. A couple of minutes later, perfect copies of the tracks I was having problems with. Good thing I had TT archived too, since it seems to be lost from the face of the 'net.
The Voodoo2 board was also the primary reason why I haven't installed Linux on it; I was going to try Ubuntu with a Live CD, but I couldn't find any way of making it use the built-in graphics chip instead of the 3D-only Voodoo board.
Eventually the screen on it died, from a busted logic board. Which was when we got the current eMac, which has been an absolute dream (except that one time initially when it suffered from the same problem, luckily it was still under warranty). For me, it feels perfect; while I don't need state-of-the-art equipment, it's fast enough to dabble around with stuff like Garageband (and perhaps Reason) if you keep it light.
The old iMac still lives on, I got an external screen with old-style Apple connector (thanks DMA!) and I use it occasionally. For a while I used it to watch instructional videos for keyboard-playing, while using my brother's ancient Yamaha PSR-2. At this juncture, I think an image would be in order.The revived FrankenMac under the desk and on the note-stand Tetsuya Komuro's Piano Sounds sheet music that I have ambitions of learning from. (Note to self: should really work on reading notation.)