to join just download IRC (if you haven't already)
run the install program fire up IRC fill in the infomation it asks for ( like what nickname you want to use email and so on)
then click ok
now in the status window type /server irc.sorcery.net and hit enter
once conected register your nick with nickserv /msg nickserv register MYSECRETCODE email replaceing 'mysecretcode' with what you want your password to be and email with your email address so if you lose your password you can have it sent to your email!
once that's all done just type /join #stoneybrook I'll almost always be there as BSCFan27 unless I"m offline or something. If I don't answer right away chances are I'm in the other room or out at the bookstore or grocery store (or lost in BSC-land lol)
enjoy and hope to meet you there!