IRSSI: nick already in use error after a disconnect or network issue

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This error pretty much annoyed the shit out of me where a temporary disconnect resulted in this error for a few minutes on freenode and irssi used to try using a different nick.

This can be solved by not authenticating using

/msg NickServ password mypass

If SASL is used for authentication, Freenode servers knows beforehand what my nick is and doesn't complain about this error. The how-to guide for it can be seen here:

Another thing you might want to configure is:

This is one of those issues for which I was lazy enough to not search about it.