So something went awry during my install of platformio on atom
It basically looks like platformio is hosed, all i get is that spinning icon when i select the plaformio home on atom.
I've tried to remove everything all platformio and atom related and reinstall again the same result, just that spinning logo and no information as to what it attempted to do (just the animated icon).
I have removed platform io from atom, removed atom. Following this i have reinstalled atom and the platformio packages the end result is that spinning icon. The next stage looks like i have to reinstall windows just to get this thing to reset to some default.