node server can’t connect to postgres db

I recently switched from MySQL to postgres as my database for an node.js project. While I’m able to reach my remote postgres database from my local pgAdmin III (OSX) client, so far I’ve been unable to connect to my database through node.js. I’m sure that the credentials I entered for pgAdmin and my node.js were exactly the same. The other thing I’ve tried was setting my local ipadress to trust in stead of md5 in the pg_hba.conf at my database server. Is there anything I did wrong? My favourite search engine came up with some worrying hits about resetting my local os. I just used the example from the github repo doc of node-postgres: