This might be a good time to review the usage header in the daemon script and walk through it once or twice to understand how it does its business. You just start it like any other script only you might find it convenient to end it with an ampersand so it doesn't lock your terminal and so you don't have to keep an extra window open.
If you type "ps -aux" in a terminal, you'll get a list of everything running, and the daemon should be there if it's running. This is the same technique that the kill script uses to find it and kill it whenever you want to shut it down or restart it. Take a look at the latter part of page 2 in the article and checkout the README file included with the scripts.
I think you should be up and running now. Thanks for sticking with it.