Not a problem per say...

…but actually a good thing. Anyway, my thirty day evaluation thing with mIRC is up and I have to register, but when I clicked on that I found I could connect anyway. Just wondering if this will continue, or whether I’ll eventually have to get off my sorry ass and pay.

Yeah, it will continue. (Or at least it used to in older versions)

Cool, free chat.

mIRC has always been free. Most people just use a code-generator to get rid of that annoying dtart-up screen. Check Epic’s fserv.