Programmer is not responding (OS X)

So I’m a total newbie to this. I just got the mini+usb combo in the mail today and I can’t get it to respond. I have tried all of the suggestions that I can find on the board but nothing works. I downloaded arduino 6 and tried running the macosx_setup.command. I followed the detailed instructions here http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1143197735/1#1 but they didn’t help either.

When I try to upload the sketch, the amber LEDs on the USB board blink once and then I get the Programmer is not responding message. When I monitor the serial ports I don’t see any activity that should interfere with the Arduino.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Aha, I just cracked it. My reset button was wired up incorrectly :-[