If you want to contact me via irc my main handle is aimee_maree and I can be found on freenode server, 
most times on #debian or #fedora

Two irc clients I recommend;

Pidgin > More User friendly nice GUI  (both for Linux and PC) for security you will need to add encryption

ISSI > Command Line based highly secure not as User friendly as Pidgin but ultra fast and secure  (both for Linux and PC)