This post (topic: "Tray utility to mute speaker when you are away from the computer!") on http://www.donationcoder....orum/index.php?topic=1580 brought up the thought:
my request for playing the beeps was more for times when I am not playing music, but rather just doing normal activities and want to lower the volume for example if a phone call comes in etc.
Is there a cheap USB solution for this? Or at least a solution that will notify you about incoming calls or SMS?