IRC micro howto

I use IRC rarely, so I always forget how. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Register a nickname with NickServe, set a password, and remember it
  2. After logging in to freenode, use the /nick command, using your saved nick, to set your nickname for the current session.
  3. Now use the /id command with your password to identify yourself
  4. After that, things might work.