I hated my laptop (Compaq nx9040) all the more when I found out that the IR port doesn't work (some Compaq hardware bug it seems). I was so annoyed that I wanted to pull out the IR port all together (Didn't do that though, since it is a company laptop). >:-(
I took lotsa pictures and never really could upload them. Sigh!
This weekend, somebody gifted me a data cable and now I am good to go. I have to test it with my phone and the laptop, but it should work (high hopes, eh?).
Beware, now I am going to post a lot of (terrible, low quality and annoying) pictures here.